Hurricane Dennis takes aim at Gulf Coast
After last year's especially nasty hurricane season, parts of Florida have started preparing for this year's first major storm. Hurricane Dennis already has prompted evacuation orders in the Florida Keys and sent people along the western coast on a beeline for stores to get supplies and begin boarding up.
The National Hurricane Center says Dennis is in the open water south of Cuba, with top winds of 135 miles-an-hour. That makes it an extremely dangerous Category Four hurricane. Dennis is blamed in at least five deaths in Haiti, where it ripped tin roofs from houses and swept away a bridge.