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. Mad Hatter

    @db. LOL!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @Mad Hatter:

    I was lmao @ WESUPPORT.

    I remember that song, too, I was in HS when it came out.

    Her name was Bertha. Bertha Butt.
    She was one one the Butt sisters.


    August 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Integrity REAL Estate Kansas

    Real Estate militias: they SAY the federal government is "evil" to their Jezzzusss claims of CLEAN GERMAN BACHMANN... BUT NOT ONE OF THEM will turn down that "dirty" federal money that FUNDS THEM in FORT
    Leavenworth GERMAN KANSAS: "Integrity REAL Estate" > company name is on the vehicles but try looking them up-

    MEMBERS ONLY > JEZZZUSSS real ESTATE for KINGS of FEDERAL prison and m,ilitary welfare....


    August 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mad Hatter

    @banasy. Ahhh the fun memories. Definitely worth the laugh. Its nice to BS in blogs sometimes. Breaks up the sad news.

    August 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Moosemeat

    When people can't even spell properly I tend to be speculative of any comments they have.

    August 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • heliocracy

      I'm pretty sure speculative doesn't mean what you think it means.

      August 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. outawork

    Head for Texas.

    August 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • GoRemote

      From Bermuda?.......Yeah, probably not.

      August 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad Hatter

    @moosehead. Dude sometimes we type fast and hit send before realizing a word in our comment is misspelled. Come on, we're human. So we're not perfect. Lighten up dude.

    August 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio )

    People can?t spell properly. They can't punktuate either.

    August 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ken

    Well Gov Perry has jumped into the Presidential race and wants to make the USA a lot like Texas. Well he has got a state suffering from such a bad drought that some city in Texas is about to start recycling their pee. I don't think this country is ready to start drinking recycled pee and we sure as heck are not ready for a President Bachmann that will not raise the debt limit causing the country to go into default so as put out as I am with Obama, I will hold my nose and vote for him.

    August 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Humber

    Well statid, Jeff Frank.

    August 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©


    I think you're spot on.

    August 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    Some people. Everyone knows speculative is the plural of speculum.

    August 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. HMDQ


    August 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. HMDQ

    Gert, tropical storm Gert. How did that story lead to politics? Really?

    August 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mad Hatter

    @HMDQ the subject gets bounced around like a ping pong ball. Its just not as much fun as beer pong.

    August 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
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