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Hurricane Delta grows to major Category 4 storm on path to US

New York Post

Hurricane Delta intensified into a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds Tuesday on a course to deliver a blow to southeastern Mexico on its path to the US Gulf Coast and Florida’s western panhandle, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The hurricane – which is moving west-northwest at 16 mph – is expected to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday night, forecasters said.

Delta, which was identified as a tropical storm late Monday, developed into a hurricane in the fastest intensification observed in a 24-hour period for an October storm in the Atlantic since 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, according to meteorologist Philip Klotzbach, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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