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Humberto brings hurricane conditions to Bermuda; Lorena eyes Mexico

Humberto brings hurricane conditions to Bermuda; Lorena eyes Mexico

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TORONTO — Hurricane conditions are expected to hit Bermuda tonight and continue into early Thursday morning with the arrival of Humberto, with up to 6 inches of rain on the way.

Meanwhile Mexico has declared a hurricane warning for part of its southwest Pacific coast, with a strengthening Tropical Storm Lorena expected to brush the coast before heading toward the Baja California Peninsula.

The hurricane warnings for Tropical Storm Lorena cover an area from just south of Puerto Vallarta down to near Manzanillo. Tropical storm warnings extended further, past Vallarta and down to Zihuatanejo.

Lorena currently has maximum sustained winds of 100 kph and the Guerrero state government is already reporting intense rains and downed trees.

As if that wasn’t enough, Tropical Storm Jerry is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Reports say it’s far from land but gaining intensity and forward speed as it tracks towards the Leeward Islands as a hurricane on Thursday night or Friday.

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And west Texas is getting up to 10 inches of rain from tropical depression Imelda.

Air Canada is waiving change fees for Bermuda flights Sept. 19. WestJet’s flexible rebooking policy for Bermuda, posted earlier this week, is in effect Sept. 19 – 21. WestJet has also extended its policy to Houston (IAH) flights, for travel Sept. 18 – Sept. 19.

With file from The Associated Press

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