201809.07 0 September 7th, 2018 Hurricane Florence Update in Hurricane Damage, Hurricane Florence Hurricane Florence, Bermuda set for MAJOR strike next week! Hurricane Florence has become the first major hurricane of the season, with “life-threatening” surf and winds to hit Bermuda as early as Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. On Thursday, Florence was located 1170 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. The Category 3 hurricane is packing maximum sustained winds of 115mph (185 km/h), moving northwest at 12 mph (19 km/h) No coastal watches or warnings are in effect at this stage, but swells are expected to begin affecting Bermuda on Friday and will reach portions of the US East Coast over the weekend, the NHC forecasts. The storm has weakened from a Category 4 today but is still the first major hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season 2018. You can visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for tracking information.