Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hurricane Bill ends Bill and Hillary's Bermuda Holiday

Hurricane Bill has had other effects, apparently bringing an early end to the Bermuda vacation of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton. A State Department spokesman says the Clintons left Bermuda last night as the hurricane moved closer.

Waves of up to 20 feet are possible south of Martha's Vineyard, where President Barack Obama and his family were meant to be headed for vacation on Sunday.

SHOOT: Too bad it's hurting their vacation plans, but perhaps these leaders ought to be working rather than taking time off sunning themselves while there are so many crises around.
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Coast Guard Stations along the east coast of the USA are warning all mariners of the bad weather associated with the impending arrival of Hurricane Bill, an Atlantic rower has called off his attempt, and the Clintons and Obamas, along with many other Americans, have had their vacation plans marred.
Among such warnings, Coast Guard Station Merrimack River is asking mariners to exercise caution while transiting the mouth of the Merrimack River on the New England coast.
“Shallow waters and strong currents, combined with the size of the swells that are predicted, will make the breaking bar at the mouth of the Merrimack, a place of concern for mariners transiting the area this weekend,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Murray.
New York beaches have been closed, and Exxon Mobil is evacuating all 200 workers from its Sable gas platform off the Canadian east coast
A British rower ended his solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean yesterday as the strengthening hurricane reached Category 4 status
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