Friday, August 13, 2004

Hurricane Charley is now Category 1

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Hurricane Charley weakened as it blew through the Orlando International Airport with winds over 100 mph. The storm seems to be following I-4 to the coastline. Projected paths have Charley headed to southern St. Johns county and northern Flagler county.

With sustained winds at 90 mph, the threat for tornadoes remains mainly for areas east of the St. Johns river - in southern Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties. These areas could see gusts up to 75 mph.

Hurricane Charley's new coordinates are 28.4 north, 81.4 west and is located 15 miles south southwest of Orlando -- moving north northeast at a speed of 25mph.

The threat of severe weather and strong winds is decreasing for Macclenny down to Starke and on to areas west. Southern Georgia is looking better and better and make escape Charley's wrath.

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