Hurricane Igor on Course for Direct Hit of Bermuda

By Steve Vivian,  Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2010 4:59 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 18, 2010 5:19 PM CDT
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday shows a swirl of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean associated with Hurricane Igor as it moves toward Bermuda.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Hurricane Igor is on a collision course with Bermuda. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 2, but experts believe it could regain strength on its way to Bermuda to once again reach Category 3 status. The Bermuda Weather Service has likened Igor to Hurricane Fabian, which hit the island in 2003, killing eight people and causing $300 million in damage.

“Not only is Igor of similar intensity to Fabian, it is actually bigger” Mark Guishard, director of Bermuda’s weather service, said in a statement. “The current forecast is indeed for a direct hit on the island, the worst scenario in these situations.” He further said the island must be prepared for sustained winds of 115 mph, with gusts of 140 mph and a storm surge 5 feet to 7 feet above normal tide levels. Read the full article at Bloomberg.

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