Storm Kate again gained strength in the Atlantic hurricane

Tropical Storm "Kate" again become a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, said on Sunday the U.S. National Hurricane Warning Center (US National Hurricane Center).

The cyclone is located in the Leeward Islands and is moving at a speed of 19 kilometers per hour in a north-westerly direction. If a hurricane does not change direction, it can reach the U.S. coast. Wind gusts at the center of "Kate" reach speeds of 120 kilometers per hour.

Last Friday, the hurricane weakened to a storm with associated winds 113 kilometers per hour.

Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour.

Last weekend on the east coast of the U.S. hit a tropical storm "Irene." His victims were 38 people, and the damage, according to experts, could reach $ 20 billion.

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