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TROPICAL STORM ANDREW TO ESCALATE TO HURRICANE STRENGTH IN FLORIDA

TROPICAL STORM ANDREW TO ESCALATE TO HURRICANE STRENGTH IN FLORIDA
 Tropical Storm Andrew is likely to escalate to hurricane strength in the next 12-14 hours and begin moving in a more westerly direction, threatening the Atlantic coast of Florida, according to forecasters at the Weather Channel. The storm was located 900 miles from Florida at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.
 For information about this storm, editors and reporters can call the network's Forecast Center in Atlanta at 404-801-2123. Meteorologists area available to take calls from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and weekends. Primary contacts for information on T.S. Andrew are: Tony Fulkerson, Stu Ostro, Steve Windham, Tony Mainolfi, Ken May, and Jim Wilson.
 Network forecasters advise residents of all southeast coastal areas, including Gulf Coast residents, to follow the storm's progress closely, since its movements cannot be predicted with precision.
 CONTACT: Kathy Lane of The Weather Channel, 404-434-6800, or Richard Roher of Roher Public Relations, 212-986-6668, for The Weather Channel
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