September 03, 2013 09:13 PM
The U.S. and France have ships, planes and other assets in the region if a response to the Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian forces on civilians near Damascus is called for.
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Ophelia could become the 10th consecutive storm to grow to hurricane strength in the Atlantic Ocean this season, tying a record set in the late 1800s. Earlier this year NOAA predicted more hurricanes than usual this season. The National Hurricane Center expects Ophelia to reach hurricane strength by Thursday.
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