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U.S. Warned of Travel to Bahamas as Hurricane Isabel Heads for Islands, East Coast

September 15, 2003

U.S. Warned of Travel to Bahamas as Hurricane Isabel Heads for Islands, East Coast
The U.S. Department of State has issued a warning to U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Bahamas as this time due to the threat posed by Hurricane Isabel. The hurricane fluctuated between Category 4 and Category 5 status over the weekend, and is causing residents from South Carolina to Massachusetts to make preparations for its landfall expected later this week.

Forecasters predict the hurricane will weaken during the next few days, but it will still hit the East Coast somewhere from North Carolina to New Jersey with 130 mph wind late Thursday or early Friday.

Charlotte, N.C., the site of the 2003 NTA Annual Convention scheduled Nov. 14-18, will see only a bit of rain from Isabel, assuming the storm stays on its projected course, reported The Charlotte Observer newspaper today.

For more on the hurricane, go to usatoday.com.

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