Govt: Rainfall, High Tide To Coincide Thursday

February 18, 2015

[Updated] Tomorrow morning’s [Feb 19] high tide coincides with a period of forecast heavy rainfall so places that usually flood [Mills Creek, Bakery Lane etc] may be severely affected tomorrow morning, the Government said this evening.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] has advised this afternoon that there is currently a warm water eddy in our area with elevated sea heights of 30cm, which is roughly 1 foot above normal.

Two men attempt to drive a car on a flooded Bakery Lane in 2012

“As a note, tomorrow morning’s 8.30 a.m. high tide coincides with a period of forecast heavy rainfall – thus combined with the added influence of the warm water eddy – those places that usually flood [Mills creek, Bakery Lane, waterside grass verge of Kindley Field Road etc] may be severely affected tomorrow morning.

“The public will be aware that the month of February has seen considerably intemperate weather, and residents are encouraged to stay abreast of local weather updates from ‎the BWS. Updates and advisories can be followed online via www.weather.bm and on CableVision Ch. 4 or WOW Ch. 100.”

The BWS has issued a Gale Warning valid for late this afternoon to tonight, and a Thunderstorm Advisory valid for this evening through Thursday morning.

Update Feb 19, 8.52am: As of 8.30am this morning [Feb 19], the heavy rainfall has caused some flooding across the island, with reports of traffic being slowed in some areas due to floods, while a section of Palmetto Road is blocked off and traffic being diverted. Click here to see photos.

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  1. biggadon says:

    somebody please let the police know about this before they go wading thru bakery lane again lol

    • Kangoocar says:

      That was hilarious!!! And we all wonder why the police no longer get the respect they use too??? Just more proof the more society DUMBS things down, education etc….. More of that behavior can only be expected!!!!

      • Kangoocar says:

        Can some one help me with the names of those officers?? I seem to think it was PC Dumb and Dumber, am I wrong???

    • Mockingjay says:

      Hopefully it will wash away all this S!@# the O.B.A/ubp are legislating.

      • high road says:

        better yet hopefully it will wash you away

      • biggadon says:

        geeeeez cant we just have a good laugh without bringing politics in it SMH

  2. Y-Gurl says:

    Which means; all the many many months and hundreds of thousands spent by W&E doing work done at BAA will fail yet again, Bernard’s Park will remain closed, certain house will again be in jeopardy, none of the ” engineered” solutions given to us to prevent flooding by works no “engineering” will work and the police should stay away from Bakery Lane and again we will just accept such egregious incompetency

    • Mockingjay says:

      And the W&E Minister is who?
      Oh I forgot “Blame The Minister” is for the other party.

      • sobbing_sob says:

        Of course, CC should have fixed everything by this point. It’s been 2 months. Maybe next he could fix your idiocy

  3. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    The industrial complex road system behind the Green lantern is an absolute travesty, no body will give a 1/2 inch.

  4. D says:

    more bad weather it keeps making me sick ugh…..

  5. Lick My Chicken says:

    I hope no one does anything stupid but again, when it rains it seems like people forget their brains in their closets.

  6. ImJustSayin says:

    Bermudian’s favorite topic’s Money & Politics. What would they talk about without those two?