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Nate's probable track
September 8, 2005
Today the center of Nate is expected to pass over 100 miles south of Bermuda.
September 7, 2005
Today it appears that the probability of a direct hit on the Bermuda from Nate is considerably lower.  The critical issue was when Nate would make its turn to the northeast.  It appears that the turn will take place south of Bermuda and this in turn will take Nate south of the Island.  By Thursday morning we should know, as by then the turn should be well established.  The NHC is predicting a storm surge of four feet at Bermuda from Nate, and a probability of 22% that the center of the hurricane will come within 65 miles of the island.   
September 6, 2005
What a difference a day can make.  In this case the difference is one the people of Bermuda probably don't want to hear about, but need to.  It now looks like Nate is going to be Hurricane Nate within the next twelve hours and headed towards the Island.  What's worse is that there is a 5% probability that Nate will be a category 4 or greater hurricane and, if the NHC's prediction about Nate's probable path is correct,  it hits Friday morning.   The good news in all this is that  it is too early to know anything for certain, but if I was on the island I would start thinking about what I might best do.
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September 5, 2005
Today Tropical Depression Fifteen became  Tropical Storm Nate.  At this point in time it is expected that Nate will be approaching category 1 status by early Friday morning.  Nate is currently on a track heading towards South Carolina, but is expected to begin a turn to the north east Wednesday evening.  The best long term projection of Nate's course would take it north of Bermuda, well away from the US coast, but at this point it is too early to place any reliance on this projection.
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2. Check emergency supply kit.
3. Fuel car.
4. Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
5. Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows. Remove outside antennas.
6. Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
7. Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.
8. Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home. 9. Review evacuation plan.
10. Moor boat securely or move it to a designated safe place. Use rope or chain to secure boat to trailer. Use tiedowns to anchor trailer to the ground or house.
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