Author Topic: Hurricane Nicole hits British territory of Bermuda  (Read 243 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline admin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 1212
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Hurricane Nicole hits British territory of Bermuda
« on: October 14, 2016, 01:24:33 AM »
Loading...
Hurricane Nicole has made landfall in Bermuda, lashing the tiny island territory with fierce winds, torrential rain and a storm surge. Authorities described the Category 3 storm as 'extremely dangerous.'

Hurricane Nicole was packing winds of 195 kilometers (120 miles) per hour as it pummeled the British territory of Bermuda on Thursday, tearing roofs off buildings and flooding homes.
"This is a serious storm, and it's living up to the weather predictions," National Security Minister Jeff Baron said, as the eye of the hurricane passed over the archipelago. "The worst is not over."


The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that a dangerous storm surge would generate "large and destructive" waves, raising water levels by as much two to 2.5 meters (six to eight feet). Around 20,000 homes were without power.

Nicole was downgraded to a Category 3 storm overnight, but forecasters warned it was still "extremely dangerous."

"While hurricanes often affect Bermuda, a hurricane this strong is rare," the NHC said in a statement.
Authorities closed schools and government offices on Wednesday ahead of Nicole's arrival. Buildings were boarded up, while a number of airlines and cruise ships announced plans to cancel services to the islands.


 

 

Strong 4.3 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Central Italy killing 250 people

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 200
Last post August 26, 2016, 07:49:23 AM
by legendguru
Dozens of British, Russia and American troops arrived in Libya in support move

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 128
Last post January 24, 2016, 02:20:58 PM
by legendguru
14 killed, 26,000 evacuated as heavy rain hits South China

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 99
Last post June 29, 2016, 01:40:19 AM
by admin
British-Iranian woman jailed over volleyball protest released on bail

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 152
Last post November 24, 2014, 09:17:43 AM
by jchima14
New British Prime Minister Theresa May reveals her vision for Brexit Britain

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 151
Last post July 15, 2016, 01:42:17 AM
by internet police
Iran sentences British worker to 5 years in jail for trying to Overthrow Govt

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 546
Last post January 23, 2017, 01:25:52 AM
by legendguru
Many feared dead as Another powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 223
Last post May 12, 2015, 12:07:24 PM
by mastercode
1 million evacuated as Typhoon Chan-hom hits China

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 369
Last post July 12, 2015, 02:25:39 AM
by mastercode
Pakistan monsoon flood death toll hits 170

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 241
Last post August 11, 2015, 11:15:44 AM
by admin
Many evacuated as severe flooding and storms hits Portugal

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 152
Last post November 03, 2015, 09:54:33 AM
by mastercode