Tropical Storm Philippe speeds away into Atlantic

MIAMI (AP/WSVN) — Tropical Storm Philippe is pushing away into the open Atlantic, easing conditions in Florida and the Bahamas.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm’s center was about 250 miles (405 kilometers) northeast of Freeport in the Bahamas Sunday afternoon and it was speeding east-northeast at 46 mph (74 kph).

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph).


Saturday afternoon, Florida Power and Light said a tornado touched down near Southwest 97th Avenue and Bird Road in Southwest Miami-Dade, leaving between 3,000 and 4,000 customers without power. As of 5:30 p.m., about 100 customers were still without electricity.

Philippe is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by tonight and be absorbed by a large extra-tropical low on Monday.

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