'Dangerous' Hurricane Gonzalo Moves Onto Bermuda

October 18, 2014 12:30 PM

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Hurricane Gonzalo made landfall along the coast Bermuda on Friday, toppling power lines and cutting electricity to nearly everyone in the British territory, with forecasters warning of significant damage ahead and life-threatening storm surge. The powerful Category 2 storm was lashing the British territory with fierce wind and rough surf that could raise coastal seas as much as 10 feet. The National Hurricane Center said the storm, which was packing sustained winds at 110 mph, was expected to gain speed through Saturday. It was barreling north-northeast at 16 mph and was expected to hammer Bermuda for hours during the night.

Michael Durrant, who lives with his family just outside Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, told NBC News he saw the eye of the storm pass over the island. “The entire neighborhood was pitch black,” Durrant said. “Probably the whole island is in the dark right now.” Meanwhile, Nick Inghamn, another residen...

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