This NOAA image of Hurricane Gonzalo, obtained October 17, 2014 was taken by NOAA"s GOES-East satellite off the US East Coast on October 16 at 13:07 UTC (9:07 a.m. EDT).
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Bermuda resident: 'We were ready for Hurricane Gonzalo'

Hurricane Gonzalo has hit Bermuda with winds of about 185km/h (115mph).

Eighty per cent of the British territory had lost power because of the hurricane, Reuters quoted Bermuda Electric Light Company as saying.

Bermuda, an island chain and affluent insurance hub in the Atlantic Ocean, frequently sees strong tropical storms.

Hartley Watlington who lives in Somerset, Bermuda, described what happened.

  • 18 Oct 2014
  • From the section World
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