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Tropical Storm Bertha moves into the Caribbean
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Tropical Storm Bertha moves into the Caribbean

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Bertha has passed across the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds as of 5 p.m. ET were at 40 mph. The storm was centered about 20 miles northwest of Fort de France, Martinique or 405 miles southeast of San Juan, PR. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 24 mph with a minimum central pressure of 1007 MB or 29.74 inches.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the US and British Virgin Islands.

The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm watch for the southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana and the Ragged Islands, as well as for the Turks and Caicos Islands. A tropical storm watch is also in effect for the eastern Dominican Republic.

A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected within the warned area within the next 24 hours. A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 48 hours.

Interests across the northeastern Caribbean and Hispanola should monitor the progress of this storm.

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