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Bermuda avoids major damage from Humberto

Friday, September 20th 2019, 12:36 pm - Tropical cyclone statements are still in place for Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

The cleanup continues in Bermuda after Humberto grazed the island on Thursday. While the region largely avoided significant destruction, some of the main damage includes 17 hurricane-related fires, damaged roofs, and boats that have sunk.

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While the forecast track has the centre of Humberto continuing to move away from Bermuda -- with all of the watches and warnings discontinued -- the U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) warns that a prolonged period of dangerous winds and large swells could still lead to coastal flooding and further damage leading to the end of the week.

The remnants of Humberto will track it into Canadian waters by Friday morning and it's effects on Atlantic Canada are expected to be somewhat limited as a cold front crossing the region will somewhat deflect it further out to sea.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has continued its tropical cyclone statement, which has been issued for Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, though the centre says no significant impacts expected over land.

Offshore will be a different story, with some effect on the offshore Scotian Slope, and then parts of the Grand Banks during the weekend.

"Swells of 2 to 3 metres may reach the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Friday, and 3 to 5 metres swells may reach southern Newfoundland during the weekend," the Canadian Hurricane Centre says.

With files from Reuters.

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