Hurricane Bill Update 06:30 AM EDT Thursday August 20

page Hurricane Bill Update 06:30 AM EDT Thursday August 20, 2009 Hurricane Bill has weakened very slightly to a major Category 3 storm. The Atlantic High Pressure area has continued to move Bill in a northwesterly direction. The track is expected to move more northerly within 24 to 36 hours as it approaches Bermuda Friday into Saturday. Persons along the east coast of the US from the Georgia/South Carolina border to New England can expect to see higher than normal surf and tides over the next week or so along with some beach erosion and dangerous rip currents. While Bill will not be directly affecting residents along the Gulf of Mexico, anyone traveling to the East Coast should be aware of the possible coastal tide and surf conditions. Persons visiting or vacationing in Bermuda are leaving on commercial flights and local residents are preparing for the storm at this hour.

We will update our unofficial information as conditions warrant.

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