News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 6, 2018: Forescasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami last night said a Caribbean territory is in the path of a category four hurricane, the first major Atlantic storm of the 2018 season.
Hurricane Florence last night remained a strong hurricane and centered about 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It’s effects in swells in the water there could begin to be felt as early as Friday.
Maximum sustained winds were near 130 mph with higher gusts expected. Florence is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through early next week, but some weakening is expected.
The Bermuda government, on its Facebook page last night, urged residents to ensure their storm supply kits were updated.
Tips from the Bermuda national security ministry are:
- Secure homes and checking storm shutters. Finalize any repairs around the house.
- Have the necessary supply of batteries, including a back-up battery or power supply for mobile phones.
- Have at least two weeks supply of medication for yourself, other family members or pets.
- Update first aid kits.
- Check gas canisters for use.
- Have necessary unperishable food supplies in the house.
- Have an analogue phone in case the power goes out.
- Have a radio that runs on batteries that can tune into the Emergency Radio Station 100.1 FM.