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Bermuda races to heal Hurricane Humberto wounds before Jerry hits

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 22, 2019
Bermudians who suffered damage to their properties during Hurricane Humberto's 125 miles per hour (mph) rampage through the island on Wednesday face a race against time to get repairs finished before the next storm arrives.
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Jerry, the 10th storm of the Atlantic season, has weakened to a tropical storm, but remains on course to hit Bermuda on Tuesday as a category 1 hurricane, according to forecasters, Jamaica Oberver reports.

Topics: Bermuda hurricane Humberto Jerry

At 6:00 am local time, Jerry was located 755 miles south of Bermuda, packing 65 mph winds, and moving north-west at 15 mph.

Bermuda last suffered a one-two punch inside a week when Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo struck the island in October 2014.

On Friday, National Security Minister Wayne Caines told residents of this British Overseas Territory with a population of around 64,000 not to take down the storm protection they put up for Humberto.

“I would like to encourage Bermuda to stay prepared. Let's keep our level of being prepared up. Do not let your guard down. It is our recommendation that you leave things boarded up and remain in a state of readiness,” Caines said.

The Bermuda Electric Light Company (Belco) on Friday night reported 11,000 still without power roughly one third of its customers.

More than 28,000 lost power during the storm. A spokesman said the company aimed to have power fully restored by the end of Monday.