Bermuda seeks quick recovery from Hurricane Nicole's damage

An area resident attempts to pass a tree downed by the high winds of Hurricane Nicole, in St. Georges, Bermuda, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Hurricane Nicole roared across Bermuda, pummeling the resort island with winds up to 115 mph that snapped trees and peeled off roofs before the storm spun away into open water. (AP Photo/Mark Tatem)

Bermuda's government dispatched crews to clear roads and engineers to inspect infrastructure as the British territory moved to recover quickly from Hurricane Nicole, which battered the island as a Category 3 storm. The heavy rains and wind dissipated overnight Thursday as many of the island's 65,000 residents ventured outside to assess the damage caused by 115 mph winds. Schools and government offices remained closed on Friday, but the island's international airport is expected to open around noon. Hurricane Nicole snapped trees, peeled off roofs and flooded homes as it roared across the island on Thursday. By late Thursday, crews were clearing roads, and many islanders were posting pictures of calmer seas and clearer skies.

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Without power

Hurricane Nicole knocked out power to more than 27,000 customers who live in the British territory.

Hurricane Nicole

The name Nicole has been used for three tropical cyclones and one subtropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Nicole(1998)- a late season storm which was only briefly a hurricane west of the Azores and never approached land. Named strongest and most intense December storm.