September 7th, 2012
01:07 AM ET

Bermuda closes schools as Hurricane Leslie advances

Public schools will be closed Friday and government offices will also shut down early as Bermuda braces for the slowly approaching Hurricane Leslie.

Bermuda officials have told residents to "prepare for the worst" as the Category 1 storm is predicted to move close by the British territory Sunday.

"Leslie could be a historic storm for Bermuda as it is very large and forecast to intensify rapidly as it approaches," Bermuda's Emergency Measures Organization said in a statement earlier this week. "The island could experience hurricane force winds for a sustained period of time, possibly up to two days."

The hurricane seemed to stall Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm was about 430 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, and was stationary, the center said in an evening statement.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    From Isaac to Leslie. What happened to "J" and "K"?

    September 7, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    No! This time I don't want flack from someone who boasts to be G-ds gift to
    meterology, and how we're idiots, and then make up some concocted lie about J and K.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Kenney

    Ken/kenney is right here LOL

    September 7, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    I love you guys. Funny. I just woke up. LOL ROTFL

    September 7, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. banasy©

    Jeff:
    Tropical Storm Joyce and Hurricane Kirk were formed more along the African coast, and didn't affect anyone here; they just sort of went quietly.

    September 7, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Lesie has also been downgraded to a tropical storm.

      September 7, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And Hurricane Michael is east of Leslie, but won't affect the US, either.
      This concludes the weather report.

      September 7, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      i believe buzzard-cantori will make those determinations

      September 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Whatever the hell *that* means.

      September 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      *use* your imagination...

      September 8, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
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    September 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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