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Bermuda to close schools as Hurricane Humberto approaches

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 3:43 PM
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MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Bermuda say schools, public transportation, and government offices will close early ahead of the likely arrival of Hurricane Humberto as a Category 2 storm Wednesday evening.

National Security Minister Wayne Caines told reporters Tuesday afternoon that schools, government offices, and ferries on the island would close at noon Wednesday and bus service would end at 4 p.m.

Tropical storm-force winds are expected to start hitting Bermuda, with hurricane-force gusts, starting about 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday and lasting until about 4:00 a.m. Thursday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Humberto’s maximum sustained winds were about 100 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon and it’s predicted to strengthen, possibly to major hurricane force by Wednesday morning.

Bermuda is expected to see rainfall of up to 4 inches, with large swells along the coast.

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