Photos: Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding

January 5, 2017 | 18 Comments

The island experienced heavy rainfall this morning, with a Thunderstorm Advisory issued by the Bermuda Weather Service and flooding affecting the island’s roads.

The heavy rain and resulting flooding has also lead to the closure of the airport waste facility and the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd testing centre on North Street.

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  1. Sickofantz says:

    I blame Tweed.

  2. Imagine That says:

    You all need to see the water on Palmetto Road where they fixed the wall that fell. Nowhere for the water to drain I guess becuse the water was worse than BAA road.

  3. Imagine That says:

    You all need to see the water on Palmetto Road where they fixed the wall that fell. Nowhere for the water to drain I guess because the water was worse than BAA road.

  4. Paul Reviere says:

    I wonder what it would cost to hire a US firm to come and resurface our roads island wide, with proper camber and drainage?
    That should be at the forefront for the sitting Government.
    The roads have been overlooked for so many years, so many pothole patch jobs, so many trenches with piss poor patchups.
    The thing that is really amazing is the short stretch of road that gets paved at any point in time.
    I could never understand why both sides of the road cant be resurfaced at same time for at least 1/2 mile at a time.
    I see it done all over the world, where they remove miles or old asphalt and then repave miles at a time 24/7 road works are done.

    • Lone Wolf says:

      The roads are incorrectly cambered on purpose because people can’t stay on their own side of the road.

      If the roads here were cambered properly, people would then be driving completely on the wrong side of the road. Then we would have to switch to driving on the right hand side.

      And then, of course, the roads would be incorrectly cambered again….

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    The stupidity of some drivers never ceases to amaze. We see it constantly on media like TWC. Don’t drive into water of unknown depth.

    Water getting into places where it should not causes very expensive repairs. When faced with water like Woodlands Rd turn around. Go another way.

  6. what says:

    Hurry up and end this B****** sot that I can get on the BUS and go where I need to go!!!!!!!!

  7. stunned... says:

    some known flooding areas are just no-go. why people try to test their vehicles or skills is unfathomable.

  8. serengeti says:

    Up at the airport today there were fire trucks pumping water out of the building, because it was swamped with water as a result of it raining. Tourists checking in and waiting for flights had trouble finding dry bits to wait in.

  9. JohnBoy says:

    Surely the water rose AFTER those cars stalled. I’m sure they didn’t attempt to drive through those lakes of water. Say it isn’t so!

  10. Terry says:

    Some people.

  11. drunken ursula says:

    its time for the business’s owners and fixed this damn problem….!

  12. SpinCycle says:

    Some drivers don’t seem to know that if the car’s tailpipe goes underwater, it will allow water into the engine and stall the car… This is why vehicles that are meant to go in deep water have a snorkel on the exhaust system. Doors are also not watertight on most vehicles!

    • Kiwi says:

      I think you are referring to air intake snorkels? The water problem is mostly with intake not exhaustion.
      And I would love to see some snorkeled cars in Bermuda!

  13. John says:

    Mother Nature has the last say and wash away the marchers

  14. Lone Wolf says:

    You all know how America (or at least American schools) gets ‘snow days’ off when the weather is really bad?

    We need ‘rain days’ off here when the weather is like yesterday. At least until the roads are fixed, which by my calculations should be within the next 100 years or so.

    I live in Somerset and work in Crawl. I had to swap between South Road and Middle Road five times due to puddles (or mini lakes rather) that were just too deep for my bike.

    Then there were two areas where there was no way to hop over to another road so I had no choice but to go on. Thankfully both areas had sidewalks on the opposite side of the road so I was able to cross and ride the sidewalk to get around the lakes. But I didn’t particularly enjoy doing that.

    And then of course there were the puddles that appeared to be shallow enough to ride through, but were secretly hiding newer and deeper potholes! Those were fun.

    And then there are all the four wheeled vehicle drivers who just don’t care at all about anyone else and send 4 foot waves into the laps of opposing bikers and also pedestrians. Those of you who do that should be chained and hung upside down and tortured for months with the Chinese water drop method.

    • PBanks says:

      Once upon a time, car, truck and bus drivers would slow down when approaching a pedestrian or bike rider so as not to drench them with the splash.

      Not anymore, sadly.

  15. Ella says:

    What I don’t understand is WHY WHY WHY would people still continue to drive their vehicles thru these floodings. It happens each time when we have torrential down pours so why why why would you try to drive thru these areas?

    Please explain to me so that those that got stuck, I won’t think that you all are complete idiots.

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