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We are nearing the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and fittingly there is a tropical cyclone threatening the mainland United States. Dorian is a strengthening tropical storm, currently located over the eastern Caribbean Sea moving in a general northwest direction. The storm will near or make landfall on either Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands later today and into early Thursday, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and storm surge. Since Dorian is still intensifying and becoming more organized, the National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for these islands due to potential last-minute strengthening prior to impact. Based on the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast, maximum sustained winds are expected to reach 70 mph — if not greater — near the center of the storm. This will cause tree damage and power outages. There is also the risk for 6-8 inches of rainfall across parts of the…