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Hiscox Estimate $150M Claims From Hurricane

Hiscox Estimate $150M Claims From Hurricane

Hiscox Ltd has undertaken a first estimate of the impact of Hurricane Harvey, saying they estimate net claims of approximately $150 million. “Based on an insured market loss of US$25 billion [excluding the government backed National Flood Insurance Program], Hiscox estimates net claims of approximately US$150 million. This is within the Group’s... Read more of this article

‘EMO Continues To Monitor Weather Systems’

‘EMO Continues To Monitor Weather Systems’

With three storms currently circulating in the Atlantic region, the Ministry of National Security today issued an Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] update. The Ministry said, “According to the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] and the National Hurricane Centre [NHC] the midday advisory indicates that Jose is a category 1 hurricane. It is located... Read more of this article

Video: Waves/Windy Conditions On South Shore

Video: Waves/Windy Conditions On South Shore

With three weather systems currently churning in the Atlantic, including Hurricane Jose, which the Bermuda Weather Service says remains a “potential threat to Bermuda,” the island is experiencing active weather conditions as a result. Hurricane Jose has been joined by Hurricane Maria and Tropical Depression Lee in the Atlantic, with the former’s... Read more of this article

TS Maria Delays BELCO Team Departure

TS Maria Delays BELCO Team Departure

The departure of a BELCO Lineman crew to the British Virgin Islands [BVI] to assist with hurricane restoration efforts has been delayed due to Tropical Storm Maria’s forecasted upgrade to become a Category 3 hurricane by mid-week, and its track in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands. A BELCO spokesperson said, “Please be advised that due... Read more of this article

Two More Storms Join ‘Jose’ In The Atlantic

Two More Storms Join ‘Jose’ In The Atlantic

Tropical Storm Lee and Tropical Storm Maria have joined Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic area with the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] saying Hurricane Jose is a “potential threat to Bermuda,” while aid Tropical Storm Lee and Tropical Storm Maria “are not a threat to Bermuda at this time.” Graphic courtesy of the NHC:The BWS said... Read more of this article

Over $31,000 Donated To Red Cross So Far

Over $31,000 Donated To Red Cross So Far

Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on islands in the Caribbean, the local community has donated over $31,000 to the Bermuda Red Cross to assist the hurricane relief efforts. In addition to the financial donations, Bermuda is also sending six BELCO linemen to the BVI, has sent a contingent of 30 soldiers and six police officers to the... Read more of this article

BELCO Crew To Travel To British Virgin Islands

BELCO Crew To Travel To British Virgin Islands

In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s direct Category 5 hit to a number of the Caribbean islands, BELCO will be sending a Lineman crew to the British Virgin Islands [BVI] to assist with hurricane restoration efforts. “A request for urgent support was received by the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation [CARILEC] immediately following the onset... Read more of this article

Regiment To Fly To Turks & Caicos Tomorrow

Regiment To Fly To Turks & Caicos Tomorrow

A group of 30 Bermuda soldiers will fly out tomorrow [Sept 15] to provide help to islands in the Caribbean that were devastated by Hurricane Irma. The soldiers will leave the island in an RAF Hercules transporter and fly direct to Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, then on to Grand Turk to begin relief efforts. Tons of emergency supplies, equipment... Read more of this article

BWS: Tropical Storm Jose Is “Potential Threat”

BWS: Tropical Storm Jose Is “Potential Threat”

[Updated] Jose — which has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm —  “is not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said today [Sept 14], with its closest point of approach within 72 hrs is forecast to be 418 nm to the WSW at 12pm on Sunday [Sept 17], with the BWS noting that “this system may... Read more of this article

Hurricane Relief: Cooper’s To Match Donations

Hurricane Relief: Cooper’s To Match Donations

Saying that “our friends to the south have experienced unprecedented devastation”, A.S Cooper’s will be accepting donations at Cooper’s, Astwood Dickinson and Vineyard Vines stores between Sept 14 -17, with the company set to match donations up to $5,000 and pass it to Bermuda Red Cross to assist hurricane relief efforts.A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Fitch Do Not Expect To Downgrade Reinsurers

Fitch Do Not Expect To Downgrade Reinsurers

Based on Fitch Ratings’ initial assessments, most US insurance companies and global reinsurers in their rated universe are “not expected to be downgraded as a result of the combined effects of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.” “However, Fitch does not yet dismiss the risk that select [re]insurers with disproportionate combined exposures... Read more of this article

Regiment & Police To Help In Caribbean

Regiment & Police To Help In Caribbean

[Updated] A contingent of the Royal Bermuda Regiment and Bermuda Police officers will deploy to support the UK’s efforts in the Caribbean Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma. A statement from Government House said, “The contingent is ready to go with arrangements being made for deployment via UK military airlift. “They will... Read more of this article

Bermudians In Florida On Aftermath Of Irma

Bermudians In Florida On Aftermath Of Irma

[Written by Don Burgess] Several Bermudians in Florida are dealing with no electricity issues, but are happy that was the worst they had to handle from Hurricane Irma. Ki-Juan and Courtney Minors are dealing with no power by playing board games to pass the time. The couple lives in Wellington, which is 20 minutes west of West Palm Beach. Kerrie Thomsen... Read more of this article