July 31, 2020 / 4:08 AM / 15 days ago

Isaias strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas, says NHC

(Reuters) - Storm Isaias has strengthened into a hurricane near the Bahamas, prompting a hurricane warning for the central and southeastern parts of the islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

The hurricane is now about 70 miles (110 km) east-southeast of Great Inagua Island, packing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles (130 km) per hour, the Miami-based forecaster said.

Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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