Trees were uprooted and roofs ripped off in Bermuda, homes were flooded, and thousands of households suffered power cuts. High winds even destroyed the weather centre’s radar.

The authorities urged 65,000 people to stay inside as the hurricane passed – a recommendation that was largely followed.

On October 12, cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Nicole, as it moved north at about eight miles an hour, packing winds of 100 miles an hour.

This is rare for the islands. While Bermuda often feels the effects of the storms, major hurricanes rarely pass close to the British territory.

According to the National Hurricane Center, only seven major hurricanes have passed within 40 nautical miles of Bermuda since records began in 1851.

The hurricane has since moved away from Bermuda and into the Atlantic where meteorologists expect it will die out.


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