August 14th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

Tropical Storm Gert threatens Bermuda

[Updated at 9:02 p.m. ET] Tropical Storm Gert is gaining strength as it barrels toward the Atlantic island of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

The storm system was about 255 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and "slowly strengthening" as it heads north, according to a 5 p.m. advisory from the center, which is part of the National Weather Service.

Equipment aboard U.S. Air Force aircraft recorded maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, with stronger gusts reported.

Gert's eye is forecast to go near or just east of Bermuda on Monday afternoon, prompting a tropical storm warning for the island. No other islands are similarly threatened, and the storm is expected to eventually turn northeast back out over open sea.

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  1. justathought

    On 2nd thought, why don't they name hurricans after infamous bad people? like the next hurrican, it could be named Hittler. They wouldn't have to be worried about gender.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Humber

    TROLL 3:10:
    TEA, the Right, thugs, and Palin do not make a life.
    Hire Obama's speech writer: he turns out yards of extra copy.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JIM THE TAXI DRIVER THAT LIKES TO SMOKE DORALS AND EAT CHUNCKY CAMBELLS SOUP WHILE LISTENING TO TYPE-O NEGATIVE

    this troll is stuck in a one track loop. he has been spouting the same stuff for 3 months.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Sigh.. And it started out so fun..

    August 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JIM THE TAXI DRIVER THAT LIKES TO SMOKE DORALS AND EAT CHUNCKY CAMBELLS SOUP WHILE LISTENING TO TYPE-O NEGATIVE

    btw i am a loser and like to borrow money from people and not pay my rent... i also only take a bath once a week and never take the garbage out...

    August 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Fakey, give it a rest already...

    I hear the name Gert, and I think of the little girl from E.T....

    August 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BRUCE LEEROY

    storms are a thing of beauty, i love them

    August 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sho-nuff

    i would like to see "ET-2" the wrath of et...

    August 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @Taxi Jim:

    Three months? It's been doing it a *lot* longer than 3 months!

    @raven:

    Sista...trollenbaters always kill the fun if you let them...which I choose not to let them do!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (movie producer)

      im not good at counting time... sometimes i think that time is the 4th dimention and im stuck at 1.0 speed

      August 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT (movie producer)

    it would start out in space with the us landing on the moon.. kinda like in superman 2.. they would be gathering rocks then look up and see ET and hiseyes would glow and then they would fly out into space...

    August 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    M&M's flying all over the place, putting out an unsuspecting Gert's eye out....

    August 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RuffNutt

    Good grief NEGATIVE,are you a fan of Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann! Such Tea Party lingo. Obviously you are a firm supporter of this obscene and disgusting war. Those right-wing Washington thugs have to go. It's as simple as that!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT© (troll butt kicker)

      i dont think it matter who is in office or how we vote.. we will always get s-crewed...

      August 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Lingo THIS, Fakey!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    @my sista: Yeah but its kinda like when your guy is doin (ahem)somethin ya like and youre really into it and he stops to ask if ya like it. So frustrating !

    August 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    @raven:

    How true!

    @RUFFNUTT©:

    The Dick troll wouldn't care. He'd think of another lame topic.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
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