After causing major destruction in Puerto Rico — and then hitting the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos Islands — Hurricane Fiona was scheduled to pass close to Bermuda late Thursday as a Category 4 storm. Bermudan authorities were opening shelters and announced schools and offices would be closed Friday.
As of Thursday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Fiona had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. It was centered about 305 miles southwest of Bermuda, heading northeast at 20 mph.
Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 275 miles.