World’s media report Gabrielle’s ‘hit’
Bermuda hit the headlines around the world yesterday, as news organisations reported on Tropical Storm Gabrielle's expected arrival here.
While Islanders appeared unfazed at the prospect of tropical storm force winds, heavy showers and thunderstorms, the world's media suggested Bermuda could be in for a bit of a battering.
Reuters said Tropical Storm Gabrielle was forecast to “strike” Bermuda late last night, adding: “Gabrielle is expected to bring one-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 74km/h (46mph).”
Associated Press reported that “the British territory suspended ferry services on Tuesday as wind and rain started to pick up” — though only the St George's ferry service was cancelled, according to the Ministry of Transport.
The Christian Science's headline stated “Gabrielle roars back to life” as it described how the storm was forecast to “hit” Bermuda today.
A search on Google News yesterday afternoon indicated that about 300 websites were reporting on the storm's approach to Bermuda, including the Washington Post, USA Today, the Huffington Post and CBS.