|Hurricane Igor brushes past Bermuda|
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|Monday, 20 September 2010 14:33|
An image obtained by the AP, which shows Hurricane Igor at about 115 miles southwest of Bermuda, around the east coast of the US, at category 1 strength.
Hurricane Igor has brushed past Bermuda with heavy winds and rainfall without directly hitting the island.
According to the US-based National Hurricane Center, the eye of the storm will pass to the northwest of Bermuda over the next few hours and begin to move away from the island later on Monday.
However, the hurricane force winds have already flooded the coastlines, leaving half of the island without power. Authorities say gale force winds will continue to batter the island for the next two days.
Igor had been cruising as a category 4 hurricane, which is next to the highest on the hurricane measurement scale, over the past week, but had weakened to category 1 as it bashed Bermuda.
The storm follows Hurricane Karl, which hit Mexico on Friday and left at least ten people dead.