Omar bearing down on St. Croix

Omar sets eyes on Leeward Islands

Hurricane Omar is upgraded to a Category 2 with 105 mph sustained winds 8 pm EDT, 5 pm PDT. Omar is just 6 mph shy of being a Category 3, a major Hurricane. The Leeward Islands have been hit before but rarely from west to east. The last Hurricane to take a similar path was Lenny in Nov of 1999. Lenny was stronger than Omar which Lenny was a Category 4 with winds of 155 mph. Omar is still strengthening. Puerto Rico is still cleaning up from a Tropical Wave that became Kyle, but Omar has been drenching that same area since saturday and due to the mountainous terrain mudslides are the main threat Omar will give to Puerto Ricans. There are no reports of death or destruction as of yet as Omar bears down on St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands.

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