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Caribbean Storm Richard Prompts Watch for Honduras

Honduras issued a hurricane watch and Nicaragua prepared for the deployment of hundreds of troops as Tropical Storm Richard churned over warm Caribbean waters on a track toward the Mexico-Belize border.

Richard, with maximum winds of 40 miles an hour (65 kilometers per hour), is about 140 miles east-northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios, Nicaragua, near the Honduran border, the National Hurricane Center reported on its website at about 1:45 p.m. East Coast time. It was moving west at 3 mph.