SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Tropical storm wind gusts and big waves battered Bermuda on Monday as Hurricane Teddy spun just east of the wealthy British territory, sparing it a direct hit.
The hurricane lost strength in its approach and dropped to a Category 1 storm as it headed to Nova Scotia, which was under a tropical storm warning from Digby to Meat Cove. A tropical storm watch was issued for the Magdalen Islands and from Port aux Basques to Francois Newfoundland..
Teddy was located about 165 miles (265 kilometers) east of Bermuda on Monday afternoon. It had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) and was moving north-northeast at 18 mph (30 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Hurricane Teddy was generating large swells across the U.S. Atlantic coast and northern Caribbean, with officials…