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Hurricane Fred a possible threat to Haiti

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By Jennifer Browning

While this year’s hurricane season has been a quiet one for Haiti, an eye is being kept on an active tropical system in the Atlantic basin.

Hurricane Fred was 740 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands yesterday with maximum winds near 100 mph making it a category 2 hurricane. According to The Weather Channel, Fred is not expected to hit land.

Meteorologists are predicting that Fred will go north, where the storm system will break down and move into cooler waters.

Haiti suffered rains and mudslides from the remnants of tropical storm Erika last week.

Earlier this week UNICEF reported that they along with UN agencies and partners have devised contingency plans to meet the needs of children and families at various levels of emergency.