Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Home Humberto Hurricane Humberto 2019: Bermuda braces for Category 3 storm today

Hurricane Humberto 2019: Bermuda braces for Category 3 storm today


Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda on Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory’s close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific.

Bahamas Governor John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare for possible storm recovery efforts and National Security Minister Wayne Caines said urged everyone to be off the streets by 5 p.m. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, clinics and government offices.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said tropical storm-force winds began to hit the islands of some 70,000 people in the early afternoon and warned that hurricane-force gusts would probably last until early Thursday.

James Dodgson, director of the Bermuda Weather Service, said the storm was projected to pass about 80 miles to the north of Bermuda around 8 p.m. Wednesday and could produce tornadoes and dangerous storm surge. “Humberto’s a big hurricane and we’re looking at the conditions already deteriorating. There’s some very strong winds kicking in, particularly this evening,” he said.

Caines said non-emergency medical services would be closed until Thursday. Evening flights from the U.S. and Great Britain were canceled.

Humberto’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 120 mph and the storm was centered about 140 miles west of Bermuda early Wednesday afternoon. It was moving east-northeast at 16 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 105 miles from the center, with tropical-storm-force winds reaching as far as 195 miles.

screen-shot-2019-09-18-at-3-11-09-pm.png
This image shows Hurricane Humberto on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

National Hurricane Center


Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lorena posed an increasing threat to tourist resorts on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and the Baja California Peninsula.

Forecasters said Lorena was expected to brush or hit land by early Thursday somewhere between the port of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta while growing toward hurricane force. The still-uncertain long-term forecast track showed it moving on toward the Los Cabos resorts by Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds had increased to near 70 mph by the early afternoon, with higher gusts. It was located about 100 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo and was moving northwest at 13 mph early Wednesday afternoon.

Mexican officials also said they were concerned that some parts of southern Mexico, which have seen a lack of rainfall, could now get torrential rains and floods from a combination of Lorena and two other weather systems in the area.

In Texas, the remnants ofTropical Storm Imeldathreatened to drench parts of Southwest Texas and southwestern Louisiana with up to 18 inches of rain over the next few days. It was the first named storm to hit the Houston area since Hurricane Harvey’s much heavier rains flooded more than 150,000 homes around the city and caused an estimated $125 billion in damage in Texas.

Tropical Storm Jerry also formed Wednesday morning and was forecast to become a hurricane as it nears the outermost Caribbean islands Thursday night or Friday. Further off Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Tropical Storm Mario also was expected to be a hurricane by Thursday, while staying out to sea.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Must Read

Amazon in-stock alerts are trolling people with $5,000 RTX 3080 graphics cards – The Verge

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 launch last week was a total mess, one Nvidia is still navigating the fallout from following its public apology earlier today. The aftermath of the graphics cards selling out in a matter of minutes at pretty much every major US retailer is that the limited supply that does still exist is being…

Microsoft’s $7.5B purchase of Bethesda’s parent ZeniMax is a big deal for Xbox Series X – CNET

Microsoft's making more investments in its Xbox gaming franchise. James Martin/CNET Microsoft's Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy…

Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Show With Apology for Toxic Workplace – The New York Times

Sept. 21, 2020Updated 3:12 p.m. ETEllen DeGeneres started the 18th season of her daytime talk show on Monday with a lengthy apology that addressed reports describing her as a boss who led a toxic workplace.“If you’re watching because you love me, thank you,” Ms. DeGeneres said in her return from a summer hiatus. “And if…

The 2020 Emmy Awards Were the Least-Watched Ever – Vulture

Photo: ABC via Getty Images Oh, Schitt: The TV audience for Sunday night’s virtual Emmy Awards fell to 6.1 million viewers, easily making it the least-watched in Nielsen ratings history. Despite some really good reviews, the Jimmy Kimmel–hosted event managed to drop about 13 percent below the low-water mark set by last year’s hostless Emmys,…

How Much Cash On Hand Trump And Biden Have – NPR

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves after speaking Sunday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves after speaking Sunday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images Democrats go into the…