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Sep 20, 2010 8:20 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Bermuda hurricane warning downgraded

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Bermuda today but the hurricane warning has been lifted.

Hurricane Igor kicked up furious waves and left many areas without electricity as it passed 40 miles west of the island. Daybreak will see officials beginning the task of assessing the damage.

The storm, which had weakened to barely a Category 1 hurricane, battered Bermuda with sustained hurricane-strength winds of 75 mph. Igor is forecast to veer northeast away from the United States, although forecasters say it will still cause high surf and strong rip currents along the U.S. eastern seaboard.

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