Hurricane Felix Churns to Aruba

Season's second hurricane could become major force in next 24 hours
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2007 6:36 AM CDT
Hurricane Felix Churns to Aruba
Hurricane Isabel   ((c) John Griffiths)

(Newser) – Hurricane Felix yesterday powered through the Caribbean, packing top winds of 100 mph. The storm, ranked Category 2, could develop into a major hurricane in the next 24 hours, forecasters warned. It was expected to veer close to the northern shores of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao today.

Nervous  Aruba residents were buying up plywood and emergency supplies. "People are definitely worried," said a store clerk. Felix wreaked some havoc in Grenada earlier, ripping roofs off homes and damaging a concert venue. "It was very, very scary," one resident told AP. The wind was blowing so hard we thought our roof might come off." (Read more hurricane stories.)

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