Still a Potential Threat: Hurricane Tomas

November 5, 2010

The Bermuda Weather Service says that “Hurricane Tomas, a potential threat, is being closely monitored. Tomas is expected to approach within about 200nm to our south early Tuesday.” The US National Hurricane Center says the Hurricane is carrying maximum sustained winds of 85mph (140 kph), and is moving north north-east at 12 mph. Tomas was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane this morning [Nov 5].

Tomas is presently lashing earthquake ravaged Haiti, with the international media already reporting at least one death so far. The video below was taken earlier today in Haiti:

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1 and will end on November 30. The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has been extremely active, and is tied with the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season and the 1887 Atlantic hurricane season for the third most named storms. 2010 also ties with the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season and 1887 for the second most hurricanes.

Bermuda has, to date, avoided any severe damage this year, sustaining only minimal damage during the strike by Hurricane Igor.

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