As Hurricane Leslie continues to slowly churn her way towards Bermuda, people continue to disregard Government’s warnings and beach closures, with a few surfers visible on South Shore this morning [Sept 6].
In their latest update today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Leslie has barely moved since last night, and is now 430 miles south south-east of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds near 75mph [120km/h];
A statement issued by Government on September 4th said: “The Department of Parks’ Lifeguard Service has advised that the surf conditions at Horseshoe Bay are too dangerous to allow entry for swimming hence the Lifeguards there have closed down the beach to swimmers.”
“Following a final inspection of the beach at approximately 12pm today, the lifeguard services at Horseshoe Bay Beach was suspended after ensuring that DO NOT ENTER WATER signs were erected at the beach. Lifeguard coverage at Horseshoe will remain suspended for the rest of the week until conditions considerably improve.
“The red high surf warning signs remain erected along the South Shore from Church Bay, Southampton through to and including John Smith’s Bay, Smiths.
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