Tropical Storm Dorian Takes Aim at Puerto Rico

An electric power pole leans over the road on May 16, 2018, in the Piedra Blanca area of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, a town still mostly without power eight months after it was struck by Hurricane Maria.  (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian was gathering strength Monday while approaching islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and could strike Puerto Rico and its neighbors as a minimal hurricane on Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical storm watch was issued for Grenada and Martinique.

At 5 a.m. EDT Monday, the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was centered about 225 miles east-southeast of Barbados and moving west at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds were at 60 mph.

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