Winds and drenching rain pounded Bermuda, as Hurricane Nicole swirled directly over the small British territory as an extremely dangerous Category 3 storm. Senator Jeffrey Baron, Minister of National Security, said there were reports of flooding and road damage, but no storm related fatalities or major injuries so far. More than 25,000 persons are without electricity. Nicole is a large storm extending hurricane force winds over the entire island. The centre is forecast to move away from Bermuda this afternoon.