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Tropical Storm Bertha Heading Towards Caribbean

In this satellite handout image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Bertha continues to gain strength off the southeast coast of Bermuda at 11:45 GMT July 8, 2008 in the Atlantic Ocean. (NOAA via Getty Images)
In this satellite handout image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Bertha continues to gain strength off the southeast coast of Bermuda at 11:45 GMT July 8, 2008 in the Atlantic Ocean. (NOAA via Getty Images)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds. The...




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