Publication Date October 13, 2016

Hurricane Nicole Wallops Island Of Bermuda

Wind and surf picks up as Hurricane Nicole approaches the Cooper's Island Nature Reserve in St. Georges, Bermuda, on Wednesday. Photo: Mark Tatem, Associated Press

People in Bermuda were bracing themselves as Hurricane Nicole, a Category 3 storm, hit the island Thursday. The eye passed over the island nation around 11 a.m. local time.

The National Hurricane Center called the storm "extremely dangerous," with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and a wide path that whips everything within 65 miles of its center with hurricane force winds.


The path of Hurricane Nicole, just a week after its sibling-storm Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds of people in the Caribbean and dozens in U.S., is expected to take the storm away from the U.S. East Coast. But even as its trajectory sends it safely northeast into the Atlantic, it likely will create dangerous swell conditions along the battered North Carolina and South Carolina coasts.