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Bermuda Braces for First Major Hurricane Hit in 11 Years

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The last major hurricane to strike land anywhere in the Atlantic basin was Sandy in 2012. That may change tomorrow as Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda.

Gonzalo is a Category 4 storm, the first in the Atlantic since 2011. Sandy was a Category 3 when it hit southeastern Cuba, said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It weakened to a Category 1 storm by the time it was off the New Jersey coast and went ashore as a hybrid weather system.