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Igor skirts east Canada, Tropical Storm Lisa forms

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 9:25am
Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Igor raced past the southeast tip of Newfoundland in Canada on Tuesday, buffeting offshore energy operations, while Tropical Storm Lisa ambled in the far eastern Atlantic after forming as the 12th named storm of the busy 2010 Atlantic season.

A hurricane watch was in effect for part of the coast of Newfoundland. Igor whipped up winds and waves and brought rain to the Grand Banks region, where offshore oil platforms are located, but it was not expected to cause damage to facilities designed to withstand extreme weather.

At the other end of the Atlantic, Lisa, carrying top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, was moving slowly northwards about 530 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and posed no immediate threat to land or energy assets.

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