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Tropical Storm Nana headed for Belize

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 11:56 AM
This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Nana approaching Belize, Wednesday, September 2, 2020. (NOAA via AP)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Nana barrelled westward Wednesday just off the coast of Honduras on a collision course with the tiny nation of Belize.

The US National Hurricane Center reported that Nana was located about 240 miles east of Belize City with sustained winds of 60 miles per hour.

The storm was moving at 17 miles per hour and was expected to strengthen throughout the day and make landfall in Belize as a hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Belize had issued a hurricane warning for its coastline.

Nana was 145 miles east-northeast of the Honduran island of Roatan, a popular tourist destination.

Heavy rains were expected in Belize, as well as in northern Honduras and throughout Guatemala as the storm crosses the isthmus Thursday.

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