Felix Reaches Category 5

Storm Heads for Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2007 8:58 AM CDT
Felix Reaches Category 5
Water floods a street after the heavy rains of Hurricane Felix passed over Aruba, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 before growing into a Category 5 storm in the open waters of the Carribbean.(AP Photo/Pedro Diaz)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Hurricane Felix grew into a Category 5—the most dangerous—storm last night, packing winds of 127 mph as it roared west across the southern Caribbean, heading for Central America. Felix is predicted to brush the Honduras coastline tomorrow, and hit Belize on Wednesday, the AP reports.

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Yesterday, Felix caused some flooding and felled a few trees as it passed through Aruba, Curaco and Bonaire. It is the second Category 5 storm of the 2007 season, after Hurricane Dean, which left more than 20 dead in the Caribbean and caused extensive flooding on the Yucatan Peninsula last month. (Read more Hurricane Felix stories.)

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