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Maria, Following Irma’s Path, is Now a Category 1 Hurricane
CARIBBEAN -- Hurricane Maria was upgraded from a tropical storm Sunday as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Irma. As of Sunday evening, Maria was about 125 miles (201 kilometers) east-northeast of Barbados, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, hurling winds of 80 mph, and is forecast to continue moving toward the eastern Caribbean at 15 mph.