Monday, September 20, 2010

'Very large' Hurricane Igor leaves Bermuda

Sam Strangeways and Ruth O’Kelly Lynch in Reuters: Hurricane Igor pounded Bermuda with high winds and driving rain early on Monday as it moved north over the Atlantic, skirting the U.S. East Coast, which should suffer only rough surf and a stiff breeze. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the core of the "very large" category 1 hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds near to 75 miles per hour, was about 127 miles north northwest of Bermuda, a popular resort and global insurance service hub, as of 5 a.m. EDT/0900 GMT.

Hurricane force winds extended about 90 miles from its core. The hurricane was moving north northeast at 20 miles per hour. A turn northwest away from the U.S. coast and an increase in forward speed were expected in the next 24 hours.

…Bermuda residents reported uprooted trees, flying debris, widespread power outages, some flooding of streets and homes and boats torn free from moorings. There were no immediate reports of casualties…

Hurricane Igor on September 17, 2010

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