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Hurricane Joaquin expected to pass near Bermuda, last island with heavy wind and rain

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. at 9:45 AM EDT shows slowly weakening Hurricane Joaquin southwest of Bermuda, moving in a north-northeast direction. A band of cloudiness to the north of Joaquin extends to the Midatlantic, with rain. Deep moisture with heavy rain is flowing across the Carolinas. Clouds are dominating the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, with some rain showers over the Great Lakes. (Weather Underground via AP)

    This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. at 9:45 AM EDT shows slowly weakening Hurricane Joaquin southwest of Bermuda, moving in a north-northeast direction. A band of cloudiness to the north of Joaquin extends to the Midatlantic, with rain. Deep moisture with heavy rain is flowing across the Carolinas. Clouds are dominating the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, with some rain showers over the Great Lakes. (Weather Underground via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District, receives an update brief for the missing cargo ship El Faro at the Coast Guard 7th District in Miami, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The ship was heading from Jacksonville, Fla, to San Juan, Puerto Rico when it was battered by waves. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District, receives an update brief for the missing cargo ship El Faro at the Coast Guard 7th District in Miami, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The ship was heading from Jacksonville, Fla, to San Juan, Puerto Rico when it was battered by waves. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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).