Venezuela shuts airports as Hurricane Ivan hits Caribbean
CARACAS : Powerful and dangerous Hurricane Ivan churned off the Venezuelan coast, shuttering airports nationwide, sparking mudslides and closing many roads, authorities said as more Caribbean islands braced for its furious arrival.
The "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 220 kilometers (140 miles) per hour, was moving at 26 kilometers (16 miles) per hour toward the west-northwest, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said at 1800 GMT.
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