The system remains with sustained winds of 40 miles per hour – Supplied
Tropical Storm Laura strengthened while continuing approaching the Island reaching sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (mph), as reported by the National Hurricane Center (NHC, for its acronym in English).
In its most recent 2:00 pm bulletin, the NHC indicated that the storm was located at latitude 17.9 degrees north and longitude 67.5 degrees west, moving west at 18 mph. The system's rains have already begun to particularly affect the eastern and southern areas of Puerto Rico.
The NHC predicts that Laura will leave the island after the afternoon of today, Saturday, and then move toward the Dominican Republic.  2 PM AST Advisory # 11A Laura strengthens near PR
Warning # 11 Laura strengthens near PR. #prwx #usviwx pic.twitter.com/AIOReh5CWY
– NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) August 22, 2020
– National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 22, 2020
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