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Bermuda Cancels Tropical Storm Warning


Satellite image of Tropical Storm Gert near Bermuda, August 15, 2011

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Gert near Bermuda, August 15, 2011

Bermuda's weather service has canceled a tropical storm warning, as Tropical Storm Gert begins to turn north and is now expected to pass well east of the British territory in the Atlantic Ocean.

At last report, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers an hour as its outer edge neared Bermuda. Gert is traveling at about 19 kilometers an hour.

Forecasters expect the storm will increase its speed in the next two days and move out to sea, away from the U.S. east coast.

Gert is the seventh named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, but none of the storms has developed into a hurricane.

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