An area resident attempts to pass a tree downed by the high winds of Hurricane Nicole in St. Georges, Bermuda on Oct. 13, 2016. Hurricane Nicole pummeled the resort island with winds up to 115 mph that snapped trees and peeled off roofs before the storm spun away into open water. (AP Photo/Mark Tatem)

Hurricane Nicole has weakened to a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after hitting Bermuda as a Category 3 on Thursday. According to, peak winds were measured at 119 mph at Pearl Island as the storm downed trees and power lines before spinning away from the island by midday Thursday.

The hurricane had strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds measuring at 130 mph Wednesday night as it approached Bermuda. Overnight into Thursday it weakened, causing heavy rains and strong winds on the island.

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