CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: Bermuda last night was under a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch as Hurricane Bill continued to churn about 510 miles south of the island.
Late last night, Bill, now a category three storm, was moving toward the northwest with near 125 mph winds. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the core of the hurricane is expected to pass between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States on Saturday.
Forecasters added that Bill is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over Bermuda, with possibly some amounts of 6 inches.
Significant coastal flooding is expected along portions of the Bermuda coastline over the next day or two due to large and dangerous breaking waves generated by Bill.
On Bermuda, warning signs were yesterday erected at beaches along the south shore, and people were being urged to secure boats and finish other storm preparations by this afternoon.
Large swells generated by Bill are already affecting Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Bahamas and should begin affecting most of the U.S. east coast and the Atlantic Maritimes of Canada during the next day or two.