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.FULL STORY