The Hurricane Igor Bermuda path will be followed very shortly. Starting tonight, Hurricane Igor will pass by Bermuda with heavy wind and rain. This is a very dangerous weekend for storms, as Mexico is just recovering from their own deadly strike yesterday. They were hit with a Category 3 system, while Igor is still only a Category 2. Nevertheless, the Hurricane Igor Bermuda path could cause a direct hit over the next few days.
The new storm is increasing in size, and on a collision course with Bermuda. Forecasters predict that tropical storm conditions will reach the area by tonight, with gale force winds and rain to arrive by tomorrow morning. A projected eight inches of rain could fall over two days time when all is said and done.
The Hurricane Igor Bermuda path is expected to get as close as 12 nautical miles of the island, according to forecasts. The US Hurricane Center also warned that “significant coastal flooding” could occur, while Bermuda’s Minister of Labor, Home Affairs and Housing, David Burch, passed on that this could be a “long and punishing” storm.
The side effects of the Hurricane Igor Bermuda path could also reach the Florida coasts. A dangerous riptide is feared on Florida’s eastern beaches, while the whole Atlantic coast could also get affected by ocean swells.
But the majority of damage will certainly be felt below Florida, as storm fronts have been piling up on top of each other again. As the Hurricane Igor Bermuda path was forming, Hurricane Karl made its move on Mexico as a Category 3. As a result, two people were reported dead, and oil rigs were evacuated.
This season has already been a notable one, and not just because of the heavy hype around Hurricane Earl this Labor Day. Storm systems are forming at a rate that hasn’t been seen in years, with flooding and deaths already a common occurrence this season.
It is unclear as to how the Hurricane Igor Bermuda path will add to this danger, but all early reports are that it could be brutal. The 67,000 residents in the territory still have all of today to get ready, before the storm builds up as soon as tonight. Then for the next two days, they hope that they can hold up better than Mexico did yesterday – and better than most of the region has thus far this year.
AFP- “Hurricane Igor bears down on Bermuda”
Miami Herald- “Hurricane Igor stirs dangerous riptides along eastern shore”