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Jose moving slowly, causing strong rip currents

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Hurricane Jose was moving slowly but far from land but generating powerful swells that were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the U.S. southeast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday that tropical storm watches were possible for the U.S. East Coast over the next day or so and advised people from North Carolina to New England to monitor Jose's progress.

Life-threatening rip-currents are expected along the East Coast of the United States.

The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph).

It was located about 485 miles (780 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading north at 6 mph (9 kph).

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