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Bermuda Offers Lesson In Hurricane Preparedness

On Sept. 5, Hurricane Fabian became the most powerful storm to hit Bermuda in 50 years. With sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph) and even higher gusts, Fabian was a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale when its eye passed within 30 miles to the west of the island. Its path positioned the most severe northeastern part of the storm directly over the island and put the islands tough building stock and stringent building codes to the test.

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