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Jamaica Escapes Worst of Hurricane Ivan *LINK*

Hurricane Ivan continues to pound Jamaica Saturday, but it appears the Caribbean island nation has escaped the worst of the Category Four storm.

Forecasters say the eye of the hurricane "wobbled" or drifted west of the capital city of Kingston just as it approached landfall in the early morning hours. But the island still sustained heavy flooding, downed trees, property damage and power outages.

Ivan is now heading toward the Cayman Islands with maximum sustained winds of 240 kilometers an hour, and could grow into a Category Five storm by the time it reaches landfall early Sunday morning.

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