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Hurricane Teddy: Advisories issued for Bermuda

Hurricane Teddy: Advisories issued for Bermuda

World
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Less than one week after feeling the full force of Hurricane Paulette, residents of Bermuda were preparing for a strike from powerful Hurricane Teddy, which unlike Paulette, may take a path that could eventually bring impacts to Atlantic Canada and perhaps the northeastern United States. Paulette brought a wind gust of 117 mph to Bermuda and an island-wide power outage when it passed directly overhead Sunday night into early Monday. More than 20,000 customers were without power following Paulette's approach. Advertisement Teddy first developed in the central Atlantic on Saturday. It has since strengthened into a Category 4 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Laura is the only other Atlantic storm to achieve major hurricane status so far this seaso...
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...
Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Finance
You shouldn't use your house to help pay your monthly bills, but nearly 1 in 6 American homeowners thinks that's just fine. Those were the findings from a recent survey by Bankrate.com. Earlier this month, the personal finance website took an online poll of 719 homeowners, asking them about using their home equity — the market value of your abode minus the outstanding loan you have on your dwelling. Though nearly 75 percent of participants said that improvements and repairs were "good uses" of home equity loans and lines of credit, many felt that they could tap value of their house for a range of other uses. ...