Related: Bermuda to face approaching Hurricane
(Xinhuanet) -- Hurricane Florence knocked out power to about 25,000 homes and
businesses in Bermuda, the mid-Atlantic British island, on Monday, according to
Bermuda's electric company.
"No reports of major damage have been received,"
Bermuda government spokeswoman Beverly Lottimore said in a telephone interview.
"There are downed trees, as (it) is normal with any hurricane. Essentially, the
hurricane has moved across the island."
The eye of Florence, the second hurricane of the 2006
Atlantic season, was churning northwest of Bermuda, which was spared a direct
hit by the eye, forecasters said, adding hurricane-force winds extending up to
110 km from the center could cause substantial damage.
About 18,000 people were without power at 4:15
p.m.(8:15 p.m. GMT), down from about 25,000 earlier Monday, the Royal Gazette,
Bermuda's only daily newspaper, reported on its Web site.
Bermuda Electric Light, a unit of Belco Holdings Ltd.,
hoped to have all its main circuits back up by Monday night, the newspaper
The government dropped a hurricane warning after the
hurricane surged past the island.
Bermuda, a wealthy holiday destination and
international financial center that is home to about 65,000 people, called up
200 troops and placed 250 more on standby for possible deployment after the
Bermuda to face approaching Hurricane
BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhuanet) --
Bermuda's residents stocked up provisions and formed long lines at gas stations
in the lashing rain on Sunday as Hurricane Florence headed toward the British
Atlantic territory and looked poised to strengthen. >>>
Bush marks anniversary of disastrous
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S.
President George W. Bush marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in
New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, saying that he took "full responsibility"
for the federal government's initial, sluggish response to the disaster. >>>
US issues first hurricane warning of
WASHINGTON, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Over
20,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes along Florida's Gulf Coast as
tropical storm Alberto threatens to come ashore Tuesday as this year's first
Atlantic hurricane. >>>