Photos & Video: Flooding At Town Square

October 8, 2017 | 12 Comments

The excessively high tide resulted in flooding this weekend, with the high tide of 4.3 feet resulting in areas becoming flooded, most notably the Town Square in St George’s, where a crowd gathered, some wading in the water, with one person even sailing a small boat in the Town Square.

The Bermuda Weather Service Tide Tables show a high tide today of 1.3m/4.3′, a high tide that is also predicted to occur again three times this month; tomorrow, and the 19th and 20th.

The BWS told Bernews, “We had a full moon on the 5th and the high tides of over 4′ will occur again tomorrow the 9th. There is also information regarding the high tide coinciding with “warm eddy’s” around the island which may also be a contributing factor.”

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The high tides also resulted in the long term parking lot at the airport being “closed until further notice due to flooding that has been caused by the excessively high tides,” with officials asking people parked in the long term lot to have their vehicles removed “as soon as possible to avoid water damage.”

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  1. Tomas says:

    How was the water level at St. Catharine’s Beach and Morgan’s Point? If a hurricane or tropical storm came along at same time as these high tides there would be major damage.

  2. Albie says:

    I love the photos of the Sunfish sailboats in the Square!

    When Mr Trump eventually comes for a visit let’s try real hard to make certain that he comes at one of these exceptionally high tides which will soon be the norm. Global Warming deniers need to experience the impact first hand.

    Maybe we need a dyke around Ordnance Island and the rest of the Old Town. And then we can get ready to totally revamp the Pembroke Canal and its outlet at Mills Creek, start to raise all the marinas and lord knows what else.

    Anyone who owns waterfront property had better start improving their storm defenses. The marine contractors will be quite busy going forward.

    • Kangoocar says:

      You tree huggers crack me up!! I can remember the same thing has happening in the 1970’ s and I am quite sure it has happened before that as well! These types of things are cyclical and have NOTHING to do with your false global warming theories!!

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Not too long ago Bermuda lost one of the most brilliant minds in the world when it came to the area of oceanographic sciences . It sounds as though , unlike me , you never had any conversations with him about global weather pattern change and global warming.

        • Kangoocar says:

          Don’t take this the wrong way but, I am glad I didn’t because that stuff is outright nonsense! The world has been around for millions of years and these things as I said before are cyclical!

          • bdaboystoys says:

            Really! Kangoocar!!
            You actually believe MAN has had nothing to do with the weather changes over the last 100 years.
            Dream on!!

      • Free Thinker ( The real one) says:

        The powerful and a fool have one thing in common, they don’t change their views to suit the facts, the change the facts to suit their views. Which one are you? There is such a thing as the Eco System, where each species is dependent on the other which maintains a balance for all to thrive. If one species is depleted, an imbalance is created, if one species consumes or contaminates faster than the rate of recovery, an imbalance is created. Man’s greed has lead to the extinction of many species, to the detriment of said man. I know this is news to you and others who live in the FOX News bubble but trust me, there’s a lot more to the world than that little bubble.

  3. marge says:

    We need a new airport and the sooner the better.

  4. Izzypop says:

    Great pix. Bet the water in the square was nice and warm for those chillen in the water.
    The sunfish was a great touch

  5. Real Deal says:

    This is why i don’t think we should do anything to town cut this is not even a hurricane

  6. Kyle says:

    OMG this is totally as a result of man made global warming. There is zero scientific doubt that we humans are destroying the environment and the only way to stop this is to stop burning ALL fossil fuels and use the wind for power….

  7. sage says:

    Bakery Lane in Pembroke, right now, is a bowl of raw sewage that stinks so bad it could knock a buzzard off a carcass, Health Dept. should close the area, it is a breeding ground for water borne diseases. Where are the pits for the public and business toilets in the square in St. Georges?

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