Full Copy: EMO Emergency Plan For Public

October 15, 2014

With a Hurricane Watch now in effect as Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda – directly on the heels of Tropical Storm Fay – island residents are working to prepare themselves for the storm’s effects.

On that note, below is the Emergency Plan for the General Public released by the Bermuda Government Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO], a 32-page document that advises of the steps that should be taken before, during, and after an emergency situation.

Latest track map for Hurricane Gonzalo [courtesy BWS]:


The latest information from the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] indicates that Hurricane Gonzalo’s closest point of approach to the island within 72 hours is forecast to be 44 nautical miles west-northwest at 12.00pm on Friday [Oct 17], when it will pass as a category 2 or category 3 hurricane.

For all our coverage of Tropical Storm Fay click here, for all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here, and for our live blog covering both Gonzalo and Fay click here.

The Emergency Plan for the General Public follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. Bernews Thank you for the continual updates as we are getting it from you faster then any other local source at the moment as far as electronic print media, there are many concerned Bermudians as you know overseas and friends of Bermuda that is keeping a close watch.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all and for all, putting all political opinions aside and personal agenda’s, may all of Bermuda keep safe and stay safe while we prepare for the out come of this hurricane and what ever it may bring, Bermuda has always been and always will be a God fearing country and in times like these, we truly believe we have our own history as a people that know how to come together on behalf of many nations when they are faced with devastation, and so we surely know how to stand together when we our selves are faced with the unknown.

    Bermuda and all of it’s residents be safe and cautious and let us look out for each other and see that we are prepared for this hurricane, it don’t hurt to pick up the phone and check on others while you can, send a text, go across the yard and see if your neighbor is prepared, and if you are not prepared and have the necessary supplies, see if your neighbor can help you.

    Thank you Bernews for keeping us updated and for allowing our post of concerns for all Bermuda to be safe.