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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 4, 2001


Hurricane Michelle in Cuba and Bahamas

Based on current weather projections, Hurricane Michelle is expected to cross Cuba Sunday night, November 4 and the Bahamas Monday morning, November 5.  Hurricane Michelle, a category four storm, has maximum sustained winds near 135 miles per hour with higher gusts.  As of 4 PM November 4, the National Weather Service predicts some weakening of the storm during the next twenty-four hours. 

The U.S. Interest Section in Havana plans to be open on Monday, November 5, but liberal leave will be in effect. 

Released on November 4, 2001

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