WASHINGTON Tomas Tatar Jersey , Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Hurricane Maria intensifiedinto a Category-2 storm Monday as it is expected to continuestrengthening on track to barrel across the eastern Caribbean.
The center of Maria was about 135 km east of Martinique and 195km east-southeast of Dominica, with maximum sustained winds of 175km, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Mondaymorning.
The storm was moving west-northwest near 19 km per hour, theadvisory said.
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A hurricane warning, which means hurricane conditions arepossible within 48 hours, has been issued for Guadeloupe, Dominica Justin Abdelkader Jersey ,St. Kitts and Nevis and the British island of Montserrat,Martinique and St. Lucia. Tropical storm warning is in effect forAntigua and Barbuda.
The agency said a dangerous storm surge accompanied by large anddestructive waves will raise water levels by as much as 1.5 to 2.1meters above normal tie levels when it cuts its path across theeastern Caribbean.
It is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to30 centimeters with isolated maximum of 50 centimeters across thecentral and southern Leeward Islands, including Puerto Rico and theU.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Maria is taking aim at the vulnerable islands region that isstill coping with the devastation caused earlier this month byHurricane Irma, one of the strongest storm ever recorded in theAtlantic basin Nick Jensen Jersey , which has killed up to 81 in the Caribbean andsouthern United States. Enditem
HONG KONG, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- MTR Corp. Ltd. from China's Hong Kong will seek to enlarge its overseas businesses as the local market has matured, Chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang has said.
Its financial report for last year showed about 5 percent of its 9.4 billion HK dollars (1.21 billion U.S. dollars) profit had come from overseas business, according to the Standard Dylan Larkin Red Wings Jersey , an English daily in Hong Kong, on Monday.
It also suffered a 13.3 percent drop in profit last year.
As the company has already owned close to 50 percent of the franchised public transport market in Hong Kong, room for growing its local business was limited, Ma said.
After a brain-storming session early this year Frans Nielsen Red Wings Jersey , the board members agreed to expand the firm's business overseas, Ma said.
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