Hurricane Felix upgraded to Category Five storm

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

Hurricane Felix has been upgraded to a category five storm as it continues to head toward the island of Aruba.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts Felix will graze the northern coast of the caribbean island.

Residents in Aruba prepared for Felix's arrival by stocking up on essential supplies and placing sandbags in low lying areas.

A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for Aruba.