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Noel was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane Thursday as it moved away from the Bahamas and out into the cooler waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Although the storm is predicted to remain well off the U.S. coast, residents "from North Carolina northward" should pay attention to it, forecasters said.

Noel triggered flooding and landslides that killed at least 64 people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti this week. Read full article »

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