Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near Fort Lauderdale

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Katrina, whose winds rose to 75 mph and was named a hurricane Thursday afternoon, began to make landfall between Pompano Beach and south to Aventura.

At 5 p.m. the center of Hurricane Katrina was located about 15 miles east-northeast of Fort Lauderdale. Katrina is moving toward the west near 6 mph. At that rate and on its current course, the storm would strike somewhere near Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach around 8 p.m.