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Tropical depression turns into Tropical Storm Sandy, could threaten the East Coast

 Tuesday, October 23, 2012

 Fox News

Tropical Storm Sandy is concerning weather experts as it looms in the Caribbean and threatens to head north, possibly slamming the East Coast with high winds and rain. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy was about 395 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica, and had winds of 40 mph. It is expected to head toward Jamaica and be near or over the island Wednesday. The system could be near hurricane strength of 74 mph as it approaches Jamaica. It’s the third year in a row that the Atlantic basin has had at least 18 named storms, a higher than average year of about 11.