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Hurricane Lee remains out at sea


Hurricane Lee is not forecast to make landfall. Associated Press/NOAA

Hurricane Lee remains out at sea

The hurricane on Sunday was moving northwest through the Atlantic Ocean as a Category 3 storm.  It grew to a Category 5 storm on Thursday night but was downgraded Friday morning. Its strength is expected to fluctuate as it travels north, roughly parallel to the U.S. East Coast.

What areas will the storm affect? It is not expected to make landfall. Dangerous rip currents were expected along most of the U.S. East Coast beginning Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Dig deeper: Listen to Myrna Brown’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about how FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund is running out.


Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.


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