Igor moves toward Newfoundland coast
Monday, September 20, 2021 8:15 AM

(Source: United Press International)Relentless winds and pounding rain battered Bermuda Monday as Hurricane Igor passed by the island and headed toward the Canadian coast, forecasters said.

Igor, moving in a north-northeasterly direction at 20 mph, was expected to pass offshore of the southeastern tip of Newfoundland Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m EDT advisory.

A tropical storm watch was posted for the Newfoundland coast from Stones Grove to Jones Harbor.

Bermuda was under a tropical storm warning.

Igor, a Category 1 hurricane, was about 215 miles north of Bermuda and about 1,685 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, the NHC said in its early morning advisory.

The center of Igor passed about 40 miles west of Bermuda late Sunday, CNN reported.

Officials told CNN the airport was closed, power was knocked out for tens of thousands of residents and the capital of Hamilton was "a ghost town."

Tropical storm conditions were expected to affect Bermuda Monday with winds forecast to decrease during the day, the hurricane center said.

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