Hurricane Gonzalo Comes Ashore on Bermuda (Live Video)

WORLD NEWS — Bermuda (AP) — The leading edge of Hurricane Gonzalo moved onto Bermuda on Friday evening, pounding the British territory with fierce wind and heavy surf as a powerful Category 3 storm that could raise coastal seas as much as 10 feet (3 meters).

Hurricane_FabianThe storm’s top sustained winds were clocked at 115 mph (185 Kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Gonzalo was moving north-northeast at 16 mph (26 Kph) and was expected to batter Bermuda for hours during the night.

A white haze covered the island as waves slammed into the shore and wind uprooted trees. The Bermuda Weather Service said the eye of Gonzalo would move over parts of the island, bringing a lull, but warned people not to go outside because the most dangerous winds were expected after nightfall.