The Category 3 storm's 120 mph winds left 80% of the island — more than 27,000 people — without power, a utility company on the island said. But Humberto won't be a hurricane much longer. It's expected to weakenThursday and become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday, the National Hurricane Center said. By early Thursday, the center had discontinued all warnings for Bermuda as Humberto churned about 195 miles north northeast of Bermuda. The island was still feeling the storm's tropical storm-force winds Thursday morning, which extended 220 miles from the center. After the hurricane's swipe at the island, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service reported 17 minor incidents including gas leaks, ninemedical incidents and three structural fires that were not serious, the government said. Bermuda rarely sees storms asbig and powerful as Humberto. Only 21 hurricanes have passed within 100 miles of the Atlantic Ocean paradise over the past century, with Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014 being the last to make landfall there. As the spinner continues over the ocean, it's expected to impact parts of the UK by Tuesday of next week, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
Humberto is one of three storms
The hurricane isone of three storms drawing attention in the Atlantic basin this week. Tropical depression Imelda threatened many East Texas towns with flash flooding, dumping heavy rain as it moved over the land. Imelda's threat will continue through FRead More – Source