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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hurricane Igor Batters Bermuda

After becoming the most ferocious hurricane in the Atlantic this year, Hurricane Igor diminished to a CAtegory 1 hurricane just prior to reaching landfall in Bermuda. Even with the weakened wind speed, Igor is a very large storm with hurricane force winds extending wider than the size of the island.

Video: Raw Video: Igor Surge Blasts Bermuda(Associated Press)

Hurricane Igor pounds Bermuda (Right Juris)
Bermuda braces for Hurricane Igor. Now downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, Igor is closing towards Bermuda with sustained winds of 85 MPH. Hurricane Igor is currently about 100 miles SSW of Bermuda moving north at 16 MPH. The large storm is already pounding the island with heavy rain, wind and waves. The National Hurricane Center in Miami anticipates Bermuda being affected by Igor well into Monday.

Hurricane Igor may have weakened but it is still a monster due to it’s sheer size. Hurricane force winds of 75 MPH or more extend nearly 90 miles out from it’s center. Tropical storm conditions extend out over 300 miles.
Igor is expected to pass directly over Bermuda with the eye of the hurricane passing over the island Sunday evening.

Hurricane Igor lashes Bermuda(CBC News)
Hurricane Igor is lashing Bermuda with heavy rain and high winds, forcing islanders to board up windows, fill sandbags and stock up on emergency supplies.

The eye of Igor was expected to pass near or over Bermuda on Sunday evening, the U.S. Hurricane Center said. At 2 p.m. AT on Sunday, Igor was 185 kilometres south-southwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h.

The hurricane, which was downgraded to a Category 1 storm overnight, could produce as much as 23 centimetres of rainfall.

A dangerous storm surge was expected to produce significant coastal flooding on the island. The surge will likely be accompanied by large and destructive waves, particularly along the southern coast, the forecaster said.

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