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Igor passes near Bermuda as Category 1 hurricane

 


HAMILTON, Bermuda — Hurricane Igor swept past Bermuda, lashing at the Atlantic island with high winds and furious waves as power failed in many areas, plunging people hunkered down at home into darkness.

Tropical-storm-force winds continued to hit the island early Monday after passage of the broad storm, which had weakened to just above hurricane status as its center passed about 40 miles to the west just before midnight. Winds of 75 mph battered the island, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said gusts ranged up to 93 mph.

By dawn Monday, the hurricane's center was about 2...



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