Bermuda cleans up after Hurricane Gonzalo

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Hurricane Gonzalo, though a powerful storm that delivered a direct hit to Bermuda on Friday, ultimately fell well short of the widespread devastation that Fabian caused in 2003.

Bermudians are cleaning up after Gonzalo downed power lines and damaged buildings and tore several yachts from their moorings on the tiny Atlantic territory.

Bermuda was "bruised," but came out of the storm better than expected, Premier Michael Dunkley said.

The storm made landfall Friday with rain and 110-mph winds.

Only minor injuries were reported in what was the strongest storm to hit the island in a decade.

Now heading across the Atlantic toward the United Kingdom, Gonzalo inflicted far worse marine damage in the Caribbean last week when it destroyed 37 boats in St. Martin.


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