Fortified Bermuda braces for powerful Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona remains a Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale, though Accuweather forecasters say it could go down to a Category 3 as it passes Bermuda around 5:00am (0700 GMT). – AFP pic, September 23, 2022.

THE beach chairs and umbrellas were put away, storefronts were covered and a lighthouse illuminated racing clouds overhead as Bermuda braced yesterday for Hurricane Fiona, a powerful Category 4 storm that has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean.

Wind and waves were picking up as darkness fell over the British territory, and Bermudians rushed to the safety of their sturdy homes ahead of the storm, whose centre will pass more than 160 kilometres to the west-northwest of the island early today, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. 

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