Hurricane Igor Bermuda

September 18, 2010 by USA Post 

Hurricane Igor Bermuda, (AFP) – Hurricane Igor swooped on Bermuda on Saturday, with winds of 110 miles (175 kilometers) per hour would produce a storm surge and flooding in coastal dangerous, forecasters said.

The broad category two storms were on track to hit the British territory overseas on Sunday but a tropical storm conditions were expected by Saturday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

“Igor should remain a dangerous hurricane approaching Bermuda,” the center said.

A 12:00 GMT, Igor was about 475 miles (765 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, with winds of hurricane force extending 105 miles (165 kilometers). Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour (175km.), the center said.

The storm was expected to dump five to eight inches of rain on Bermuda, and to release “significant coastal flooding,” he said.

“The increase will be accompanied by large waves and destructive, especially along the south coast,” he said.

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