• Category 3 Hurricane Joaquin Hits Bahamas, Heading For D.C.

    Hurricane Joaquin, currently a Category 3, is nearing the central Bahamas and is expected to bring intense wind, rain and storm surges to the area Thursday night.

    According to the National Hurricane Center, Joaquin has sustained wind speeds of 120 mph, and is currently moving west-southwest at 5 mph.

    Models have hurricane Joaquin slowly moving up the eastern seaboard and it’s expected to hit the coasts of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland as a Category 1 late Sunday night into early Monday with wind speeds of around 90 mph and heavy rain. New Jersey and New York will be preparing for impact Tuesday morning, though Joaquin is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm by that time.

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