HAMILTON, Bermuda – Authorities in Bermuda are closing schools and government offices as the British territory prepares for a direct hit from Hurricane Nicole.
The Category 2 storm is expected to strengthen a bit before striking the island on Thursday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nicole was located about 320 miles south-southwest of Bermuda on Wednesday morning. It had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and was moving north-northwest at 5 mph.
American Airlines and Air Canada are among several that have canceled flights to the island.
Bermuda has sturdy infrastructure and is accustomed to storms.