HAMILTON, Bermuda – The island of Bermuda is preparing for an encounter with Hurricane Joaquin.
People on the British island territory are boarding up windows and stocking up on supplies as the storm moves toward the island as a Category 3 hurricane. Ferries and bus service have been suspended, shelters are opening and emergency service agencies are all on alert.
The Bermuda Weather Service reported that the island should start to feel tropical storm-force winds later Sunday. The center of Joaquin is expected to pass about 60 miles (97 kilometers) from the island on Monday.
The storm was 210 miles (340 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda on Sunday and has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph). It is moving northeast at 21 mph (33 kph).