Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging almost the whole Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and heavy rain.
Schools will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, while government office are scheduled to reopen on Friday.
Officials expect tropical storm-force winds to begin whipping at Bermuda before dawn and warned that hurricane-force gusts could last until early Thursday.
Humberto is predicted to pass just to the north, though a small shift in its path could bring the storm over the island.
19, Hurricane Humberto was still spinning in the Atlantic, and Tropical Storm Kiko is moving away from the Americas. The storm was centered about 130 miles (205 kilometers) north-northeast of Bermuda and was moving east-northeast at 23 mph (37 kph).
Humberto has been a fast-moving Category 3, bashing Bermuda with hurricane-strength winds Wednesday afternoon and passing to within about 75 miles (130 kilometers) of the island during the night.
Tropical Storm Tapah formed quickly in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and as it was strengthening from a depression to a tropical storm, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead from its orbit in space and measured rainfall rates throughout the storm.
Though Florida is not in any projected paths at the moment, the depression is forecast to remain north of the islands, with no longer range models showing a turn to avoid the US coastline.
"I don't want to go through that again", Goater said.
But officials said they were not expecting the worst.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center of the system. Hurricane watches were issued for Baja California, Mexico.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic region, Jerry strengthened into a hurricane on a track that would carry it near the northern Leeward Islands on Friday and north of Puerto Rico on Saturday.
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