Florence's remnants near Canada; Gordon stronger, but no threat

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 8:35 am
By: News On 6

MIAMI (AP) _ Hurricane Florence's remnants brought high winds and heavy rain to the Canadian coast on Wednesday, while a strengthened Hurricane Gordon and a tropical depression in the open Atlantic weren't threatening land, forecasters said.

Florence's remains brought wind gusts of more than 100 mph and bands of rain to southern and southeastern Newfoundland, as well as dangerous surf, according to the Canadian Hurricane Center. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for those areas.

Out in the central Atlantic, Gordon had top sustained winds near 110 mph, making it a Category 2 storm. At 5 p.m. EDT, Gordon was centered about 570 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving north near 12 mph, forecasters said.