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    Hurricane Joaquin Heads for US East Coast

    It’s hammering the Bahamas today, threatening lives and property and prompting warnings for the central and northern regions. The Category 3 storm is likely to strengthen into a Category 4 today, and its 115 mph winds are expected to veer north tonight. Meteorologists are divided over whether Joaquin will make landfall in the U.S., but Virginia has already issued a statewide emergency in preparation. Even if the storm stays offshore, the East Coast — particularly the Carolinas — will likely bear the brunt of flooding and strong winds.

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