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Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

The Associated Press
| Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:45 p.m.
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A stool sits in the middle of a roadway in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Virtually the entire town is flooded and inaccessible except by boat, just two years after it was flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is moving rapidly westward.

In an 11 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 450 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward from the center up to 35 miles to the northwest.

Forecasters say it currently poses no threats to land.

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