Tornado hits Somerset, Sandy causes flight cancellations

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  • Tornado damage

    Tornado damage

  • Damage caused by a tornado in Somerset.

    Damage caused by a tornado in Somerset.
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  • Tornado damage

    Tornado damage


A tornado — or water spout — has hit part of Somerset village causing extensive damage.

One person wrote on Twitter “Twister in somersrt. Just missed us. And almost killed the guy in this car.”

One person wrote on our Facebook page: “Walking along south shore at around 9am and saw a large waterspout. It looked like it was heading in to shore so I bolted to a friends house! Heard when I got home about Somerset!”

Its not yet known if the tornado is linked Hurricane Sandy — as Bermuda is still on a tropical storm warning as the hurricane Sandy whips up strong winds and dangerous rip currents.

The weather on the US East Coast has caused some cancellations:

The United flight from Newark scheduled to arrive at 2.58pm, the American Airlines flight from Miami due in at 8.05pm and the American Airlines flight from New York due to arrive at 8.55pm have all been cancelled.

The Enchantment of the Seas is also not calling at Bermuda.

On Twitter JimCantore said: "Don't know if I have ever seen #Bermuda and parts of the US coast with TS Warnings for the same storm: http://t.co/Rge6TEJJ #Sandy"

Here is the latest Bermuda Weather Service forecast:

Public Synopsis — A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda, as Hurricane Sandy tracks northeastward. Strong winds will increase to tropical storm force (mainly in the western marine area) later today through Monday. Building swells will create dangerous rip currents along the south shore. Conditions will begin to ease late Monday as Sandy turns northwest toward New Jersey. Today — Mostly cloudy, occasional showers, risk thunder later ... Winds south-easterly strong, veering southerly in the afternoon ... High near 24°C/76°F.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and risk of thunder ... Winds southerly strong to gale force gusts to gale force, increasing strong to gale force with gusts gale force in the evening, veering south-southwesterly overnight ... Low near 21°C/70°F.

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Published Oct 28, 2012 at 10:00 am (Updated Oct 28, 2012 at 10:59 am)

Tornado hits Somerset, Sandy causes flight cancellations

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