Hurricane season arrives early

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Hurricane Dennis strengthened with winds of 168kph on Thursday and threatened to become a major storm as it uprooted trees and flooded homes in southern Haiti and swept away a car in Jamaica, readying for a direct strike.

Thunderstorms covered all of the Dominican Republic and southern Haiti. The Cayman Islands and Cuba also were under hurricane warnings, including the United States detention camp holding about 520 terror suspects in Guant