07 July 2008 17:34 [Source: ICIS news]
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HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Hurricane Bertha was strengthening and could become a Category 2 storm on Monday, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
Bertha is not currently expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico where it could have an impact on the ?xml:namespace>
The storm was strengthening in the Atlantic about 775 miles (1,250km) east of the n
“A gradual turn toward the northwest with a reduction in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days,” the centre said in a bulletin.
Hurricane Bertha formed far off in the Atlantic Ocean, about 845 miles (1,360 km) east of the northern
The storm was moving towards the Atlantic coastline at 15 miles/hour (24 km/hour), the centre said.
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