MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti) - The Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda Friday night, becoming the strongest storm that the island has witnessed over the past decade, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has reported.
Category two hurricane over the British Overseas Territory brought winds of maximum 125 miles per hour, National Hurricane Center announced Saturday. The winds uprooted trees and damaged the roof of Bermuda's main hospital. Moreover, most part of the island is currently without electricity, according to Bermuda's power company.
At the moment, the eye of the hurricane is no longer visible in geostationary imagery and the intensity has lowered. Gonzalo is expected to pass near Newfoundland, a Canadian island off the east coast, in 24 to 36 hours, NHC reported.
On October 16, NHC issued a public advisory on Hurricane Gonzalo expected to hit the Island of Bermuda later Thursday or early Friday.
The previous strongest hurricane that hit Bermuda was Fabian in September 2003. A Category three storm caused four deaths and more than $100 million damage.