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Yowbarb:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations   

Yowbarb:
Yowbarb Note: A few excerpts, not in exact order, about Bermuda:

Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda

Bermuda /bɜːrˈmjuːdə/ is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the east shore of North America about 1,070 km (665 mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina,

The capital city is Hamilton.

The first known European explorer to reach Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named. He claimed the apparently uninhabited islands for the Spanish Empire. Bermúdez never landed on the islands, but made two visits to the archipelago, of which he created a recognisable map. Shipwrecked Portuguese mariners are now thought to have been responsible for the 1543 inscription on Portuguese Rock (previously called Spanish Rock).[6] Subsequent Spanish or other European parties are believed to have released pigs there, which had become feral and abundant on the island by the time European settlement began. In 1609, the English Virginia Company, which had established Jamestown in Virginia (a term originally applied to all of the North American continent) two years earlier, permanently settled Bermuda in the aftermath of a hurricane, when the crew and passengers of the Sea Venture steered the ship onto the surrounding reef to prevent its sinking, then landed ashore.
The island was administered as an extension of Virginia by the Company until 1614. Its spin-off, the Somers Isles Company, took over in 1615 and managed the colony until 1684. At that time, the company's charter was revoked, and the English Crown took over administration. The islands became a British colony following the 1707 unification of the parliaments of Scotland and England, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

After 1949, when Newfoundland became part of Canada, Bermuda was automatically ranked as the oldest remaining British Overseas Territory. Since the transfer of Hong Kong to China in 1997, it is the most populous Territory. Its first capital, St. George's, was established in 1612 and is the oldest continuously inhabited English town in the New World.

Government   parliamentary dependency under constitutional monarchy
 •    Monarch   Elizabeth II
 •    Governor   George Fergusson
 •    Premier   Michael Dunkley
 •    Responsible Ministerb (UK)   Baroness Anelay

It has a subtropical climate. Bermuda is the northernmost point of the Bermuda Triangle, a region of sea in which, according to legend, a number of aircraft and surface vessels have disappeared under supposedly unexplained or mysterious circumstances. The island is in the hurricane belt and prone to severe weather. However, it is somewhat protected from the full force of a hurricane by the coral reef that surrounds the island.
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Yowbarb:
Hurricane NICOLE approaching Bermuda...
NHC:  "PREPARATIONS IN BERMUDA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION."

Bermuda is in the path of  Hurricane NICOLE Satellite:  North Atlantic Satellite Loop 2345 UTC, 745 PM EDT
 
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/natl/flash-vis.html%20%2032%C2%B018%E2%80%B2N%2064%C2%B047%E2%80%B2W
...
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Hurricane NICOLE Public Advisory

000
WTNT35 KNHC 112337
TCPAT5

BULLETIN
HURRICANE NICOLE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  31A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL152016
800 PM AST TUE OCT 11 2016

...NICOLE STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...
...PREPARATIONS IN BERMUDA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION...

SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...27.3N 66.5W
ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...974 MB...28.76 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Bermuda

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area.  A warning is typically issued
36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-
force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.  Preparations to protect life and property should be
rushed to completion.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products
issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Nicole was located
near latitude 27.3 North, longitude 66.5 West. Nicole has moved
little during the past few hours, but a slow northwest to north-
northwest motion is expected tonight. A turn toward the north and an
increase in forward speed are expected Wednesday morning, followed
by a northeast turn late Wednesday. On the forecast track, the
center of Nicole is expected to approach Bermuda Wednesday night and
pass near Bermuda on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next day or so, and Nicole is forecast to be near major hurricane
strength by late Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115
miles (185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 974 mb (28.76 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
STORM SURGE:  A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce coastal
flooding in Bermuda.  Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied
by large and destructive waves.

WIND:  Hurricane conditions are expected to begin on Bermuda by
Wednesday night, with tropical storm conditions expected to begin
Wednesday afternoon.

RAINFALL:  Nicole is expected to produce total rain accumulations
of 3 to 5 inches over Bermuda through Thursday.

SURF:  Swells associated with Nicole will affect Bermuda during the
next few days.  These swells will create dangerous surf conditions
and rip currents.  Please refer to products being issued by the
Bermuda Weather Service.

NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brennan



Yowbarb:
Bermuda within the forecast path of Cat 1 Hurricane NICOLE, 2 AM EDT Oct 12, 2016
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http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ NHC

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT15/refresh/AL1516W5_NL+gif/053653W5_NL_sm.gif 

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center

Yowbarb:
Hurricane Nicole, video by BBC Weather's Matt Taylor 11th October 2016 15:53

http://www.bbc.com/weather/features/37626240

Bermuda is likely to be affected by strong winds, heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Nicole approaches over the next few days

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