As of 6am Monday, the storm was located some 104 miles north-west of the island. It is anticipated that Humberto will reach its closest point of approach by 5am on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane.
At last check, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing sustained winds of 86 mph with gusts to 104 mph, moving north-east at 5 mph.
Meanwhile, the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) is continuing to keep a close watch on the track of this latest system.
National Security Minister Wayne Caines said: “The EMO is prepared and stands ready to convene should the weather system’s forecasted track pose a threat to Bermuda.
“I take this opportunity to remind the public that Bermuda is in the midst of hurricane season. I strongly encourage the public to revisit your business, household and family preparedness plans,” he added.
Hurricane preparedness steps include:
- Securing homes and checking storm shutters. Finalising any repairs around the house
- Having the necessary supply of batteries, including a back-up battery / power supply for mobile phones
- Having at least two weeks supply of medication for yourself, other family members or pets
- Updating first aid kits
- Checking gas canisters for use
- Having necessary unperishable food supplies in the house
- Have an analogue phone in case the power goes out
- Have a radio that runs on batteries that can tune into the Emergency Radio Station 100.1FM
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