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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bermuda prepares for a hurricane

Tropical storm Florence has strengthened to a hurricane. As of Sunday morning the sustained wind speed was up to 80 mph. The storm's direction has also begun it's long expected turn to the north. By Monday Florence will be heading about due north and is expected to reach Bermuda at hurricane strength. It is likely that she will be a Cat 2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall.

The good news, if there can be such a thing with an impending hurricane is that of all the areas at risk of a storm, Bermuda is probably the best prepared with a building code that requires all new buildings be able to withstand a minimum of 110 mph winds. The island also has many of its phone and utility lines underground adding to the stability of its infrastructure. Let's all hope and pray that any damage is limited and that everyone on the island remains safe.

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