EMO: ‘Today Will Be Business As Usual’

September 25, 2019 | 2 Comments

[Updated] “Today – Wednesday – it will be business as usual,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said this morning [Sept 25].

Minister Caines said, “This morning, the Bermuda Police Service reported they received no calls and there were no road obstructions overnight as a result of winds associated with Tropical Storm Jerry.

“Based on the forecast from the Bermuda Weather Service late last night, the emergency teams that were on stand by to deal with storm related issues were sent home.

“Two schools that didn’t have electricity yesterday, Francis Patton Primary School and Gilbert Institute now have power and will reopen as normal today.

“Tropical Storm Jerry’s closest point of approach will be 11pm tonight. The onset of tropical storm force winds will be felt at about 4pm. I encourage everyone to move about the island with caution during the increased winds which are expected to start this afternoon and end about 2am.

“Today – Wednesday – it will be business as usual.“

Update 1.06pm: Minister Caines said, “Following my advisory from earlier this morning, I wish to advise that we continue to operate as business as usual this afternoon. The midday Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] advisory notes that a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Bermuda. The Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] continues to monitor the developments with Post Tropical Cyclone Jerry, which shows more signs of weakening.

“Currently, roads remain clear, all public schools are open and while there are a few smaller government sections that are hampered due to no electricity, essentially all Government services operating as normal. As of the noonday BWS update, Post Tropical Cyclone Jerry’s closest point of approach will be 10.00 pm tonight. The onset of tropical storm force winds will be felt at about 3.00 pm today.

“Again as I noted earlier this morning, I encourage everyone to move about the island with care and caution during the increased winds which are expected to start this afternoon and end about midnight. Lastly, the EMO continues to monitor the developments with Tropical Storm Karen and we will make a determination later this afternoon about standing down the Royal Bermuda Regiment.”

You can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry here, all our coverage of Humberto here, our coverage of Jerry here, and all our coverage of the 2019 Hurricane Season here.

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  1. I must say, even though I dont always agree with him, he and his team have been very imformative unlike de forcast we had with Fahey.

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