Hurricane Katia gets stronger over open Atlantic

MIAMI - (AP) - Hurricane Katia is getting stronger as it movesacross the Atlantic Ocean.

By late Monday morning, Katia's maximum sustained winds hadincreased to 110 mph. That makes Katia a strong Category2 storm, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says it'spossible Katia will get even stronger as the day goes on.

Hurricane specialist Todd Kimberlain says it's looking lesslikely that Katia will hit land but that wind from the storm couldstill affect the U.S. East Coast as it moves north. Kimberlain alsosays the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions should still keep aneye on Katia.

Katia is centered about 540 miles south ofBermuda and is moving northwest near 13 mph.

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