South Carolina-bound Ian could become hurricane again, says NHC

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Hurricane Ian destruction in southwestern Florida

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Ian is expected to become a hurricane again later on Thursday before making U.S. landfall for the second time on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, issuing a hurricane warning for the entire coast of South Carolina.

Ian was located about 285 miles (460 km) south of Charleston, South Carolina, packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km per hour), the Miami-based forecaster said.

(This story corrects first paragraph to say hurricane is making U.S. landfall for the second time)

(Reporting by Deep Vakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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