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Tropical Depression “Not A Threat To Bermuda”

Tropical Depression “Not A Threat To Bermuda”

Tropical Depression Nineteen is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs iforecast to be 771 nm to the east at 10pm this evening [Nov 6,] however, the BWS noted that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.” Graphic... Read more of this article

BWS: Tropical Storm “Not A Threat At This Time”

BWS: Tropical Storm “Not A Threat At This Time”

[Updated] Tropical Depression 18 is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said today, with its closest point of approach within 72 hrs forecast to be 363nm to the WNW at 5am on Mon [Oct 30] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.” Graphic... Read more of this article

Column: Hurricane’s Unusual Path To Ireland

Column: Hurricane’s Unusual Path To Ireland

[Written by Alexander Roberts] Hurricane Ophelia, by then downgraded to Storm Ophelia, reached Ireland on Monday October 16. At the time of writing there had already been three deaths and countless reports of severe damage to buildings and fallen trees. Unlike other severe storms to reach Ireland and Britain, such as the 1987 Great Storm, Ophelia was... Read more of this article

Column: Links Between Hurricanes, Immigration

Column: Links Between Hurricanes, Immigration

[Opinion column written by Dean Yang and Parag Mahajan] In the last few weeks, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Katia have cut paths of destruction in the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S. While recovery and reconstruction will be an immense effort in Houston and Miami, it will likely be slower in poorer and smaller countries outside the U.S. There, many people... Read more of this article

RMS: US Insured Nate Losses Below $500M

RMS: US Insured Nate Losses Below $500M

Based on analysis from RMS, a leading risk management and analytics firm, U.S. insured losses associated with wind and coastal flooding from Hurricane Nate will not exceed USD $500 million. This season, insured losses from U.S. hurricanes are expected to total between USD $75 and $120 billion. The damage resulting from Nate is not expected to constitute... Read more of this article

Video: Live Telethon In Aid Of Hurricane Victims

Video: Live Telethon In Aid Of Hurricane Victims

[Updated with live video stream] Locals will be asked to open their hearts and their pocketbooks this week as Bermuda Broadcasting and the West Indian Association [Bermuda] team up to raise funds for hurricane victims. A live Telethon will be held at the Berkeley Institute this evening [Thursday], under the banner ‘Caribbean Hurricane Relief Campaign... Read more of this article

Hurricane Ophelia Matches 124-Year-Old Record

Hurricane Ophelia Matches 124-Year-Old Record

Ophelia — the 15th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Season — has strengthened into a hurricane, becoming the 10th consecutive Atlantic named storm to reach hurricane status, matching the all-time record which last occurred over 120 years ago – in 1893. This is according to Dr Phil Klotzbach, a storm researcher at Colorado State University,... Read more of this article

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

The catastrophic hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean recently were “likely to be the new normal,” and “provided the evidence of the reality of climate change,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. The impact of the storms also pointed to the need for the Region to “build greater resilience... Read more of this article

ABIR: Bermuda’s Reinsurers May Pay Out $25B

ABIR: Bermuda’s Reinsurers May Pay Out $25B

Bermuda’s global insurers and reinsurers have already begun to pay claims on last month’s hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and ultimately Bermuda market companies may fund a quarter or more of approximately $100 billion in aggregate insured losses from the events, according to preliminary estimates from the Association of Bermuda Insurers &... Read more of this article

15th Named Storm Of Atlantic Season Forms

15th Named Storm Of Atlantic Season Forms

Yet another storm has formed in the Atlantic, with Tropical Storm Ophelia becoming the 15th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season. Ophelia “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs has passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS:The latest forecast from the U.S. National... Read more of this article

14th Named Storm Of Atlantic Season Forms

14th Named Storm Of Atlantic Season Forms

Tropical Storm Nate — the 14th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season — has formed today [Oct 5], and is not a “threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service said. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 8.00am EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Nate was located near latitude 13.9... Read more of this article

RMS Estimates Insured Losses From Maria

RMS Estimates Insured Losses From Maria

RMS, a global risk modeling and analytics firm, has estimated that the insured loss from Hurricane Maria will be between USD $15 and $30 billion. This estimate represents the insured losses associated with wind, storm surge and inland flood damage across the Caribbean, with Puerto Rico and Dominica suffering the most widespread destruction. The estimate... Read more of this article

Clarien’s Hurricane Donation Drive Continues

Clarien’s Hurricane Donation Drive Continues

Hurricanes Irma and Maria left destructive paths of devastation throughout the Caribbean, and as the region recovers from both storms, the Clarien Bank hurricane donation drive continues to accept donations in support of Red Cross relief and recovery efforts. Clarien Bank Chief Marketing Officer Michael DeCouto commented: “As thousands in the region... Read more of this article