Tropical Storm Fay batters Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 12, CMC – Thousands have been left without electricity and several roads were blocked by fallen trees as Tropical Storm Fay battered Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain early Sunday.
The Bermuda Electric Light Company, sole provider of power in the island, reported more than 27,000 outages at the height of the storm.
Early-morning bus services were also suspended due to high winds.
According to Meteorologists, Fay - the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, stayed on a more northerly track than expected and passed virtually right over the island around 4 a.m. local time.
Maximum winds were recorded at 70 miles per hour, just short of the hurricane threshold.
Forecasters said the back of the eye of Fay brought the strongest winds, enhanced by thunderstorms.
“Tropical storm conditions are likely for a few hours on the back side of the storm, with easing winds by late morning, as Fay moves slowly away,” said a release from the Bermuda Weather Service.
The hurricane watch has been lifted but a tropical storm warning remained in effect.
Fay started as Subtropical Depression Seven when it formed 590 miles south of Bermuda on Friday.
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