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Hurricane Gonzalo pounding Bermuda

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 2:54 PM
This image shows Hurricane Gonzalo, right, as it approached Bermuda. - AP

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP):

Hurricane Gonzalo began pounding Bermuda with wind and heavy surf today, bearing down on the tiny British territory as a powerful Category 3 storm that could raise coastal seas as much as 10 feet (3 meters).

The storm was centered about 100 miles (165 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda this afternoon with top sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph), according to the US National Hurricane Center in Miami.

It was moving to the north-northeast at 16 mph (26 kph) and was expected to pass near or over Bermuda Friday evening.

Hurricane-force winds were predicted to batter Bermuda for seven hours, and forecasters said a storm surge would cause significant flooding on an island about one-third the size of Washington, DC.


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