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Only a week after Hurricane Irene struck, Hurricane Katia, wielding winds of up to 215 kilometres an hour, is headed for the US East Coast. The category four hurricane is presently 1,600 kilometres east of Miami, moving northwest at 16 kilometres an hour.

According to the US National Hurricane Centre, if she continues at her current speed and bearing, Katia would make landfall in North Carolina on Saturday night. Katia’s general motion is expected to continue at least through to Wednesday (September 7).

So far, only Norwegian Cruise Line’s itineraries have been affected.

Norwegian Gem cancelled a scheduled stop on the island of Bermuda from September 7 to September 9 and will now be stopping in Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas on Wednesday, September 7, and Nassau, Bahamas, on Thursday, September 8.

Norwegian Dawn, which left Boston on Friday, arrived in Bermuda ahead of Schedule and is docked at King’s Wharf.

Have you ever experienced a hurricane?