"SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm already had caused at least five deaths.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane would likely avoid a collision with the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, but it was generating life-threatening surf and rip current conditions from central Florida to North Carolina.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, but it was expected to strengthen slightly by Thursday after passing northwest of Bermuda. It was centered 545 miles southwest of Bermuda and was moving north at 12 mph. Hurricane force winds extended outward up to 45 miles from the center."