hurricanes

Hurricane Humberto cuts power to 80% of Bermuda

map of Hurricane humberto's track
Photo: National Hurricane Center

Bermuda was spared the brunt of Hurricane Humberto, but the Royal Gazette reports that the Category 3 storm's 125 mph winds cut power to almost 20,000 British island territory residents — about 80% of the population.

Details: Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service reported 17 minor incidents including gas leaks and transformer fires and 9 medical incidents, the government tweeted. By 2am, Humberto was 195 miles north-northeast of Bermuda, but its winds were still plaguing coastal areas, per the National Hurricane Center.

Scoop: Trump expected to formally nominate Peter Gaynor as FEMA chief

Donald Trump speaks during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) HQ
Photo: Michael Reynolds/Getty Images

President Trump intends to tap deputy FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor as the agency's permanent director, 2 sources familiar with Trump's decision tell Axios.

Why it matters: The administration has been operating without a confirmed FEMA chief during an active hurricane season after the nomination of Jeffrey Byard stalled in the Senate.