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Matthew & Otto Retired From Storm Name List

Matthew & Otto Retired From Storm Name List

Following the devastating impact caused by the two storms, the World Meteorological Organization has retired Matthew and Otto as storm names. NOAA said, “These two storms ravaged the Caribbean so much last year their names have been retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee, of which NOAA’s National Hurricane... Read more of this article

Otto Strengthens Into 7th Hurricane Of Season

Otto Strengthens Into 7th Hurricane Of Season

Hurricane Otto — the 7th hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Season — has formed, and according to the NHC it is the “latest hurricane formation on record in the Caribbean Sea.” The Bermuda Weather Service said Hurricane Otto is not a threat to Bermuda at this time, and the National Hurricane Center said that Otto is expected to approach... Read more of this article

30 Boat Incidents Due To Hurricane Nicole

30 Boat Incidents Due To Hurricane Nicole

Hurricane Nicole caused over 30 incidents involving boats either adrift, sunk or taking on water, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said. BMOC said, “Thursday 13th October 2016 saw the arrival of Hurricane Nicole with wind gusts of 102 knots recorded at the Maritime Operations Centre on Fort George. “As winds increased multiple 406... Read more of this article

Partial Service On Bus Route 1 Established

Partial Service On Bus Route 1 Established

[Updated] Following a temporary suspension due to damage from Hurricane Nicole, a partial bus service on Route 1 was established today by the Department of Public Transportation. “Normal service is from Hamilton to the Town of St. George via South Road including Mid Ocean Club. But at this time DPT is not able to service Mid Ocean because of ongoing... Read more of this article

Logic Continues Hurricane Restoration Work

Logic Continues Hurricane Restoration Work

Logic continues to work on repairs following Hurricane Nicole, with the company saying: “Ongoing repairs continue in the areas listed below, with a heavy focus in eastern parishes. Parts of these sectors have experienced extensive damages and have been identified with an asterisk [*]Hamilton North* Pembroke, Palmetto Devonshire, Middle Road... Read more of this article

Low Pressure System Brewing In Atlantic

Low Pressure System Brewing In Atlantic

Nicole has now become a Post-Tropical Cyclone, and a new system is brewing in the Atlantic, with the U.S. National Hurricane Center saying a “subtropical or tropical cyclone will likely form during the next few days.”The NHC said, “Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased and become a little better organized since yesterday... Read more of this article

BELCO Update: All Customers Power Restored

BELCO Update: All Customers Power Restored

[Updated] As of noon today [Oct 18], 33 customers remain without power, down from 140 this time yesterday, and down from a peak of 27,431 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Nicole on Thursday. “Crews worked late into the night, and we are targeting to complete today,” BELCO said. ”Crews are moving throughout the Island today... Read more of this article

BELCO Update: 44 Remain Without Power

BELCO Update: 44 Remain Without Power

[Updated] As of 4:45pm today, 140 customers remain without power, down from 294 this morning, and BELCO said that crews will work late tonight to continue restoration efforts and they “anticipate having full restoration complete tomorrow.” “Six larger outage pockets remain and in some cases extensive work is being undertaken to effect... Read more of this article

Logic Continues With Hurricane Restoration

Logic Continues With Hurricane Restoration

[Updated] Logic said their field technicians continue to repair damages caused by Hurricane Nicole, and the areas currently being repaired include Palmetto Lane, Spice Hill and Verdmont Road. A Logic spokesperson said, “Our field technicians continue to repair damages, getting customers back online as soon as we can. Daily posts will be made listing... Read more of this article

BFRS Responds To 128 Hurricane Related Calls

BFRS Responds To 128 Hurricane Related Calls

During and after Hurricane Nicole – one of the strongest storms on record to pass over Bermuda in modern times — the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to 128 hurricane related incidents including flooding, roof damage coverings, utility pole fires, medical assistance and sinking boats.Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson... Read more of this article

How To Help Your Vegetation After The Hurricane

How To Help Your Vegetation After The Hurricane

[Written by Jeff Sousa] I am – as all of you are – grateful there was no loss of life due to very powerful Hurricane Nicole, which delivered a direct hit to our lovely Island as a Category 3 hurricane. As we have all seen, the damage to our vegetation island-wide was substantial. Wind is nature’s way of pruning, as it gets the dead wood... Read more of this article

AM Best: ‘Reinsurance Market To Bear Brunt’

AM Best: ‘Reinsurance Market To Bear Brunt’

A.M. Best expects the reinsurance market to bear the brunt of insured losses from damage on Bermuda caused by Hurricane Nicole, according to a new briefing. The company said, “Hurricane Nicole inflicted a direct blow on Bermuda on Oct. 13, 2016, as a category 3 hurricane. The eye of the storm passed directly over the island, causing Bermuda to... Read more of this article

‘We Were Not Lucky, We Are Ready & Strong’

‘We Were Not Lucky, We Are Ready & Strong’

We should not say that Bermuda was “spared” or “lucky”, but instead say we are “ready” and “strong”, National Security Minister Jeff Baron said following the direct hit from Hurricane Nicole. Hurricane Nicole was one of the strongest storms on record to hit Bermuda in modern times, with the maximum wind... Read more of this article