Tropical Storm Leslie buffets Bermuda with high winds and rain
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept 9, CMC - Bus and ferry services were scrapped on Sunday as Tropical Storm Leslie buffeted Bermuda with high winds and rain as it approached the island from the southeast.
At 8 a.m. local time Leslie, packing maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, was positioned around 150 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and moving north at 9 mph.
Highest gusts recorded in Bermuda on Sunday morning were 47 miles per
hour at Commissioner's Point in Dockyard at the island's west end.
On Saturday night, National Security Minister Wayne Perinchief said “Bermuda seems to have escaped the worst of Tropical Storm Leslie. However, we should by no means let our guard down as we are still expecting strong winds and rain as well as dangerous ocean conditions overnight and well into Sunday."
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