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9/2/04-Miami, FL

Frances Should Hit Saturday

Hurricane Frances is now expected to strike Florida's Coastline as early as Saturday Morning.  Now, the added traffic of more than a million additional people on the highway is creating backups along a stretch of South Florida interstate.  The people are traveling away from South Florida as the category-four hurricane heads towards the states southeast coast.  Currently, Frances has grown to the size of the state of Texas and is packing 145 mile-per-hour winds.

The approaching storm has also lead to long checkout lines and bare shelves at many stores.  Many residents are just grabbing what they can in fear it won't be there later.  This is the first time two category four storms have struck the United States in the same year in the one hundred thirty-three years the National Hurricane Center has been collecting data.

 

 

 

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