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Hurricane Humberto Threatens Bermuda

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7Dnews London

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:37 GMT

The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) expect that hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm, will move closer to the British Atlantic island Bermuda by Wednesday night, September 18th, according to Reuters. 

The storm packed 115 mph (185 kph) winds and it was about 285 miles (455 km) west of Bermuda, moving at 16 mph (26 kph) at 5 am on Wednesday, the NHC announced.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda and Humberto's hurricane force winds extend more than 60 miles from its centre, with at least 6 inches of rain expected through Thursday.

In Texas, the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda threaten to drench southwest parts of the state and southwestern Louisiana with up to 18 inches (46 centimetres) of rain over the next few days.

Zack Taylor, a forecaster with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Centre, said: "The weather will worsen as the day goes on. There are already reports of creeks overflowing, and there is a high risk of flash floods."

Officials expected tropical storm-force winds to begin whipping at Bermuda before dawn and warned that hurricane-force gusts would probably last until early Thursday. Humberto is predicted to pass just to the north of the coast, though a small shift in its path could bring the storm over the island itself.


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