Dolly Strengthens to Category 2

Hurricane roars towards Texas/Mexico border
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 23, 2008 10:37 AM CDT
Dolly Strengthens to Category 2
Senior hurricane specialist Lixion Avila charts the path of Hurricane Dolly Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Hurricane Dolly has strengthened to a Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph. The storm center is about 30 miles east-northeast of Brownsville, Texas.

The eye will cross the coast near the Texas/Mexico border in a few hours. People should stay inside during the relative calm of the eye because winds will soon increase rapidly. (Read more hurricane stories.)

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