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October 12, 201

Tropical Storm Rafael Forms in the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Rafael, the 17th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season, has formed in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

At this time, Rafael is not expected to threaten the United States coastline.

HCOHSEM will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Rafael along with its partners at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. Updates will be issued only if needed.

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