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Hurricane Paulette batters Bermuda

Hurricane Paulette batters Bermuda

World
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hurricane Paulette made landfall over Bermuda early Monday, battering the island with strong damaging winds and torrential rains. In a 5 a.m. AST advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the entire island of Bermuda was inside Paulette's eye as it moved north-northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Advertisement Although winds have subsided across Bermuda due to being directly under its eye, hurricane-force winds and torrential rains will return with the south portion of Paulette's eye passing over the island, it said. "On the forecast track, the eye of Paulette will continue to pass over Bermuda during the next couple of hours, followed by passage of the southern portion of the eyewall," the NHC said. Paulette strengthened into a hurricane Satur...
Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam, killing 4

Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam, killing 4

Technology
Typhoon Doksuri slammed into central Vietnam on Friday, killing four people and injuring 10 others as heavy rains and strong winds ripped off roofs and knocked over many electricity poles. Blackouts were widespread and technicians tried to restore power. Flooding was reported in some villages. Packing maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour, the typhoon made landfall in Ha Tinh province, pounding six coastal districts and destroying the roofs of 62,500 houses, disaster official Ngo Duc Hoi said. In the neighboring province of Quang Binh, farther south, a man fell to his death when he tried to reinforce his house and an elderly man fell to the ground in his yard and died of head injuries, said disaster official Nguyen Duc Toan. 10 other people were injured by falling ...