Early yesterday, Tropical Storm Karl passed over the southeast section of Bermuda. No major damage was reported. Otherwise, the storm brought strong winds and heavy rains that caused flooding in some low-lying areas, there is huge demand for water restoration work. There was also a power outage for just over 800 Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) customers. According to the National Security Minister, Jeff Baron, there were no casualties.
“Thankfully, there have been no reports of injury or property damage. I also express my thanks to the public for their cooperation and support overnight by staying off the roads and allowing emergency services full access as needed,” Mr. Baron said yesterday morning.
As Tropical Storm Karl moved away from the island and turned towards the open water, the Bermuda Weather Service discontinued all watches and warnings.
Since 5 a.m. this morning, Karl was recorded to be travelling towards the northeastward side over the North Atlantic. It was slightly stronger while it was about 635 miles south of Cape Race Newfoundland. A report from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami shared that its maximum sustained winds had increased to 70 mph. They also said that some additional strengthening was expected over 24 hours.
“Karl is expected to be at hurricane intensity when it becomes a post-tropical cyclone later today. The post-tropical cyclone will be absorbed by a large extratropical low tonight or early Monday,” the report shared.
Tropical Strom Karl no serves as a threat to land.