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Hurricane Igor Hits Bermuda, May be Heading for Canada

Source: CNN


Posted on 20 Sep 2010

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Just hours after Bermuda took a beating from Hurricane Igor, blue skies returned to the island on Monday as the storm moved out into the Atlantic.

The island was cleaning up and drying out after Igor's visit, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths resulting from the Category 1 hurricane.

As of 11 a.m. ET, Igor was located about 275 miles (445 kilometers) north of Bermuda and about 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, according to the National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm warning remained in effect for the island, but Igor was pulling away from Bermuda, heading north-northeast at about 24 mph (39 kph).

Igor was barely a hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). No changes in strength are expected in the next couple of days, forecasters said.

The storm is projected to stay off the U.S. coast but is forecast to near the tip of Newfoundland, Canada, this week. A tropical storm watch was issued for the region.