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Hurricane Bill scatters sand, debris in Bermuda

world Updated: Aug 22, 2009 19:04 IST
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Tourists and residents in Bermuda are waking up to debris scattered across roads, some power outages and minor flooding as Hurricane Bill skirts past the island. At 8 am EDT (1200 GMT) on Saturday, the center of Bill was about 235 miles (380 kilometers) west-northwest of Bermuda and about 410 miles (660 kilometers) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Bill was bringing bands of rain and big waves to Bermuda as well as high surf and the threat of rip currents to the East Coast of the US. Bill has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph). The storm mostly spared Bermuda's pink shores but some of the sand, palm tree debris and coral is sprinkled across the roads.

On the East Coast, a tropical storm warning is in place for parts of Massachusetts. Forecasters say the storm could regain intensity over the weekend.