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Tropical Storm Alex heads toward Bermuda with high winds

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Olban Tremeneo Lagos, 42, points to the water inside his apartment off Southwest Third Street and Eighth Avenue in the Little Havana neighbourhood of Miami, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Parts of South Florida were experiencing road flooding from heavy rain and wind Saturday as a storm system that battered Mexico moved across the state. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP)

Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, gained a bit more force as it headed toward Bermuda on Sunday after dumping rain on parts of Florida, flooding some roads.

Alex reached tropical storm force after strengthening off Florida's east coast early Sunday.

National Hurricane Center forecasters said at 11 a.m. that Alex's maximum sustained winds had increased to 60 miles per hour and was centred about 550 miles west of Bermuda.

It was moving to the east-northeast at a brisk 23 miles per hour and was expected to pass near or just north of Bermuda on Monday and a tropical storm warning was in effect there.

Forecasters said it could bring 2 to 3 inches of rain across Bermuda late Sunday and Monday.

Parts of South Florida experienced road flooding from heavy rain and wind Saturday.

Officials in Miami warned drivers about road conditions as many cars were stuck on flooded streets.

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