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Hurricane Fred grows to Category 3 storm
September 9, 2009 / 3:08 PM / in 8 years

Hurricane Fred grows to Category 3 storm

MIAMI, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred strengthened into a Category 3 storm over the eastern Atlantic on Wednesday but was forecast to steer clear of any land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Fred had top winds of 120 miles per hour (195 km per hour) and was located west of the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa. (Reporting by Jim Loney)



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