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Re/insurers ‘Well Positioned To Absorb Losses’

Re/insurers ‘Well Positioned To Absorb Losses’

Hurricane Michael will add to insured catastrophe losses accumulated thus far this year, pushing 2018 closer to a more normal catastrophe loss year, following a relatively benign first half of 2018, according to Fitch Ratings. The company said, “Fitch believes the property/casualty [re]industry is well positioned to absorb the losses from Michael,... Read more of this article

Three Storms Currently In The Atlantic Area

Three Storms Currently In The Atlantic Area

Three storms — Hurricane Leslie, Hurricane Michael and Tropical Storm Nadine — are swirling about in the Atlantic area, however according to the Bermuda Weather Service none are a threat to Bermuda at this time.The BWS said that Hurricane Leslie is “not a threat to Bermuda”, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours... Read more of this article

13th Named Storm Of 2018 Atlantic Season

13th Named Storm Of 2018 Atlantic Season

Tropical Storm Michael — the 13th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season — is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 957nm to the west at 6am on Thursday [Oct 11] with the BWS noting that “this system... Read more of this article

Florence Estimated Insured Losses: $2.8 – $5B

Florence Estimated Insured Losses: $2.8 – $5B

RMS, a global risk modeling and analytics firm, has estimated that the insured loss for Hurricane Florence will be between USD $2.8 billion and USD $5 billion. “This estimate represents insured losses associated with wind, storm surge, and inland flood damage across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, including losses to the National... Read more of this article

Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

Two weather systems are currently swirling in the Atlantic Ocean, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying both the systems – Tropical Depression Eleven and Tropical Storm Kirk — are “not a threat to Bermuda at this time.” Tropical Depression Eleven, Graphic courtesy of the BWS:As far as Tropical Depression Eleven, the NHC said that... Read more of this article

Hurricane Season: Remember To Plan For Pets

Hurricane Season: Remember To Plan For Pets

[Written by Ashlee Battersbee] As much as everyone loves summer, with the warm beach and boating weather, it also brings the threat of hurricanes. True to Bermudian form, we all know what it takes for us to get prepared to hunker down and ride out a hurricane. But do we always remember to get all the supplies we may need for our pets in case disaster... Read more of this article

Six Cruise Ships Cancel Calls Due To Hurricane

Six Cruise Ships Cancel Calls Due To Hurricane

While Bermuda was fortunately spared a hit from Hurricane Florence, the island was impacted financially, with six cruise ships cancelling their calls in an effort to avoid the storm’s path as it churned through the Atlantic, resulting in an estimated loss of over $1.5 million in visitor spending. This is according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority,... Read more of this article

Four Named Storms Currently In Atlantic Area

Four Named Storms Currently In Atlantic Area

With the formation of Subtropical Storm Joyce – the 10th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season — there are now four named storms in Atlantic, with Joyce joining Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Helene, and Tropical Storm Isaac. Graphic courtesy of the NHC:Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric... Read more of this article

Mandatory Evacuation In USA As Hurricane Nears

Mandatory Evacuation In USA As Hurricane Nears

While the path of Hurricane Florence is sparing Bermuda, the United States isn’t so lucky, with more than a million people in coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia under mandatory evacuation orders as the category 4 hurricane barrels towards the east coast with maximum sustained winds near 140 mph [220 km/h]. NPR reports, “In... Read more of this article

Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean

Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean

Three named hurricanes are currently making their paths through the Atlantic Ocean, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that one of the three — Hurricane Florence – is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, while the other two – Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Isaac – are “not a threat to Bermuda at this time.” Graphic courtesy... Read more of this article

Ministry Issues Advisory On Hurricane Florence

Ministry Issues Advisory On Hurricane Florence

The Ministry is reminding everyone that all public services, including Government Offices, public transport and public schools will be “open and operational” on Monday, September 10th. “As a public safety note, the south shore will experience unsettled surf conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, and the public is encouraged... Read more of this article

Cruise Passengers Disappointed With Diversions

Cruise Passengers Disappointed With Diversions

Cruise ship passengers that booked trips to Bermuda are “airing their disappointment” after their cruise destinations were changed as a result of forecasted weather conditions in relation to nearby storm systems, according to a report in “The Star Halifax”.Passenger complaints appear to be centered around paying the higher... Read more of this article

Last BPBA Season Power Boat Race Cancelled

Last BPBA Season Power Boat Race Cancelled

The Bermuda Power Boat Association has cancelled the last power boat race of the 2018 season which was scheduled to take place tomorrow [Sept 8] at Spanish Point Boat Club, due to the approach of Tropical Storm / Hurricane Florence. The association has planned a meeting for Thursday to decide whether to reschedule the race or not. Slideshow from this... Read more of this article