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Epsilon to lash Bermuda with strong winds, heavy rain

Epsilon to lash Bermuda with strong winds, heavy rain

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Oct. 21 -- After rapidly strengthening into a major hurricane on Wednesday, Epsilon weakened a bit overnight Thursday as it crept closer to Bermuda Forecasters warned that tropical storm conditions were expected in the country later in the day. Advertisement In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said Epsilon weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, with 85 mph maximum sustained winds. The storm was 200 miles east of Bermuda at that time and was moving north-northwest at 9 mph. The 26th storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season strengthened into a hurricane on Tuesday night and continued to rapidly intensify throughout the remainder of the night and early on Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon, it became just the fourth major hurricane of the season when its maximum sustained ...
Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm starts to lash Carolinas

Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm starts to lash Carolinas

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Tens of thousands of homes are without power and sea water is sloshing through coastal streets as Hurricane Florence begins lashing the US East Coast.The hurricane is moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h).It lost power as it approached North and South Carolina, but officials warn it could still kill "a lot of people" amid risks of "catastrophic" flooding.Evacuation warnings are in place for more than a million people.The governor of North Carolina, where Florence is expected to make landfall later on Friday local time, said surviving the storm would be a test of "endurance, teamwork, common sense, and patience"."The first bands of the storm are upon us but we hav...