Bermuda prepares for direct hit from Hurricane Nicole
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP):
Authorities in Bermuda are closing schools and government offices as the British territory prepares for a direct hit from Hurricane Nicole.
The Category 2 storm is expected to strengthen a bit before striking the island on Thursday.
The US National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nicole was located about 320 miles (520 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda on Wednesday morning. It had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph) and was moving north-northwest at 5 mph (7 kph).
American Airlines and Air Canada are among several that have canceled flights to the island.
Bermuda has sturdy infrastructure and is accustomed to storms.