Emily crawls north, away from Bahamas, US coast

MIAMI (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Emily has regenerated as a weak tropical depression, but it is expected to move away from the Bahamas and the U.S. Coast on Sunday.

The National Hurricane Center said late Saturday night that Emily was 70 miles (113 kilometers) north-northeast of Grand Bahama Island and had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56 kph). It was moving toward the north at 8 mph (13 kph). Forecasters said they expected it to turn northeast and increase in speed Sunday, with some slight strengthening possible.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. The tropical depression was dumping heavy rains on Grand Bahama Island.

Emily had broken apart after causing floods and damaging hundreds of homes in Haiti.

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