Ian Becomes A Hurricane With Rapid Strengthening Expected Today

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WPEC West Palm Beach/MSN: By Jennifer Collins - After additional strengthening overnight, Ian is now a category one hurricane with maximum winds of 75 mph moving to the northwest at 14 mph. Hurricane Ian will continue to rapidly intensify on Monday as it approaches western Cuba. Ian wil... Read more

Tropical Storm Ian Strengthens. Cuba In Path, Then A Curve Toward Florida Expected

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Miami Herald: By Alex Harris - Tropical Storm Ian was strengthening in the eastern Caribbean Saturday morning, on its way to becoming what forecasters say could be a Category 3 hurricane threatening Cuba, then Florida early next week. Most of Florida remains in the cone, and under a state of emer... Read more

Florida Could Be Hit With Major Hurricane As Tropical Depression 9 May Strengthen Into Category 3 Storm

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New York Daily News: By Jessica Schladebeck - The newest tropical depression stirring in the Caribbean Sea is poised to strike Florida as a potentially powerful Category 3 hurricane early next week. Tropical Depression 9 formed in the central Caribbean Sea early Friday and is moving west-northwes... Read more

National Security Minister: Bermuda Withstands CAT 4 Hurricane Fiona

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - With the passage of Hurricane Fiona, and following an Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) meeting earlier this afternoon, the Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks provided the following. Minister Weeks said: “By all accounts, we had a very long night ... Read more

Bermuda Withstands CAT 4 Hurricane As Fiona Roars By The Island By En Route To Canada

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Associated Press: CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Fiona, a Category 4 hurricane, pounded Bermuda with heavy rains and winds Friday as it swept by the island on a route forecast to have it approaching northeastern Canada late in the day as a still-powerful storm. Authorities in Bermuda opened shelter... Read more

BWS: ‘Fiona Has Shifted Closer To Bermuda – Wind Field Has Expanded’

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A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the local area, with word from the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) this morning that "the recent forecast track of Major Hurricane Fiona has shifted closer to Bermuda while the wind field has expanded". According to the latest forecast posted at 5:30am: "Fio... Read more

Some 230 Whales Beached In Tasmania; Rescue Efforts Underway

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Associated Press: HOBART, Australia — About 230 whales have been stranded on Tasmania’s west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the Australian state’s northwestern coast. The pod stranded on Ocean Beach in Macquarie Harbour appears to be pilot whales ... Read more

BUEI Talks: Island SOS Azores – Sustainable Tourism

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The eighth and final instalment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s (BUEI) eight-part Island SOS (Sustainable Ocean Strategies) series is scheduled to take place at BUEI on Saturday, September 24th at 4pm. The final island nation being celebrate... Read more

Fiona Strengthens As It Heads For Bermuda, TS Gaston Strengthens & New System Targets Caribbean

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A tropical storm watch was issued for Bermuda late Tuesday as Hurricane Fiona heads for the local area, after battering the Turks and Caicos Islands. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) say Fiona is heading north. The NHC says: "Fiona will continue to gather strength before it r... Read more

BELCO Crews Preparing For The Impact Of Hurricane Fiona

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) today advised that the Company is preparing for the impending impact of Hurricane Fiona. BELCO’s Crisis Management Team has been activated and are meeting regularly to monitor the approach of the storm, to execute ... Read more