September 12th, 2010
04:29 PM ET

Hurricane Igor becomes major Atlantic storm

Hurricane Igor ballooned into a major Atlantic Ocean hurricane on Sunday with top winds of 135 mph (215 km/h), but remained far from land, forecasters reported.

Igor grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane Saturday night and swelled from a Category 2 to a Category 4 storm in the three hours between the late morning and early afternoon advisories from the National Hurricane Center. At 2 p.m. ET, the storm was about 1,120 miles (1,800 km) east of the Leeward Islands and was moving west at about 14 mph (22 km/h), the center reported.

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  1. felicia

    this story is sad how all these storms keep coming in these far countries its so saddneing!!!

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