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Saturday, August 20

Tropical Storm Harvey to become hurricane

AFP:TEGUCIGALPA — Central American emergency services were on alert Saturday as Tropical Storm Harvey -- forecast to turn into a full-fledged hurricane -- barreled across the Caribbean and gathered strength.
By 1200 GMT, Harvey was around 105 miles (170 kilometers) southeast of Belize City, with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour.
It was moving westward at 12 miles (19 kilometers) per hour, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center said, predicting "hurricane conditions" along part of the Belize coast later on Saturday.
The NHC said Harvey could become a hurricane before it moves inland Saturday afternoon or evening, and that a US Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunter" was en route to the storm to carry out measurements.