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Subtropical Storm ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

Subtropical Storm ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

Subtropical Storm Rebekah is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs having passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS:The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Subtropical Storm Rebekah was located... Read more of this article

$336,000 Donated For Bahamas Disaster Relief

$336,000 Donated For Bahamas Disaster Relief

The Bermuda Red Cross said they would like to “thank the people of Bermuda for their overwhelming support,” noting that they have received $336,391.04 in donations for the hurricane relief effort in the Bahamas. Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, killing at least 65 people and leaving thousands more homeless. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Storm No Longer A “Potential Threat” [Updated]

Storm No Longer A “Potential Threat” [Updated]

[Updated] Tropical Storm Nestor is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said today [Oct 19], with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 312 nm to the north at 12am on Tuesday, October 22nd, with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period... Read more of this article

BE Solar Raises $2,180 For Hurricane Victims

BE Solar Raises $2,180 For Hurricane Victims

In September, BE Solar pledged to donate $20 per solar panel sold towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. A spokesperson said, “Over the course of the month, 109 solar panels were sold to clients in Bermuda. These solar panels will offset the consumption of fossil fuel and will help to reduce the carbon emissions in Bermuda.”Jo... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Melissa ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

Tropical Storm Melissa ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

Tropical Storm Melissa is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs havong passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS:The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST, the center of Tropical Storm Melissa was located near latitude... Read more of this article

Concacaf & UNICEF USA To Support Bahamas

Concacaf & UNICEF USA To Support Bahamas

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football [Concacaf] is teaming up with UNICEF USA to bring awareness to relief efforts in the Bahamas following the terrible impact of Hurricane Dorian. A spokesperson said, “Concacaf and their Member Associations, through the Nations League matches taking place across the region... Read more of this article

Video: BFRS & RBR On Hurricane Preparedness

Video: BFRS & RBR On Hurricane Preparedness

Bernews hosted a News & Views panel discussion today [Oct 11], with Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service Divisional Officer Mark Taylor and Royal Bermuda Regiment Major Dwight Robinson discussing various aspects related to preparing for the approach of a hurricane and how their services respond during and after a storm.Strong winds swept across the... Read more of this article

13 Flights, 8 Cruises Cancelled Due To Storms

13 Flights, 8 Cruises Cancelled Due To Storms

The overall impact on tourism statistics due to Hurricane Humberto is expected to be released in the third quarter results next month, however the Bermuda Tourism Authority has confirmed that 12 flights and 8 cruises were cancelled due to the storm. In addition, a WestJet flight was cancelled on September 24th due to the threat of Tropical Storm... Read more of this article

Column: Storms Impact On World Coastlines

Column: Storms Impact On World Coastlines

[Opinion column written by Hans Paerl] Tropical cyclones – storms that bring strong, rotating winds and rain, and which can intensify into hurricanes or typhoons – affect coastal regions around the world. Our research team, centered at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, has analyzed a 120-year record of tropical cyclones... Read more of this article

Gosling’s Happy Hour For A Cause On Oct 4

Gosling’s Happy Hour For A Cause On Oct 4

[Updated] Gosling’s have partnered with Bermuda Red Cross to hold a charity event titled “Happy Hour For A Cause” on Friday, October 4 from 6.00pm to 9.00pm to support those devastated by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The event poster said, “Come join us for Happy Hour at the Goslings Wine Cellar on Friday, October 4 6pm... Read more of this article

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 8.00am this morning [Sept 28], 28 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 8:00am: 28 [0.1%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s:... Read more of this article

Documentary Seeking Hurricane Footage

Documentary Seeking Hurricane Footage

National Geographic is making a series about hurricane season and is seeking Bermudians who have captured hurricane-related footage on their phones or cameras. A spokesperson said, “Do you have footage from Hurricane Jerry or Humberto? You may have heard that National Geographic is making a series about hurricane season and we’d love to hear... Read more of this article

Green Family Donate $15,000 To Bahamas Relief

Green Family Donate $15,000 To Bahamas Relief

The Green family has stepped in to cover the $15,000 shortfall in funds needed to send additional hurricane relief to the Bahamas. Following the announcement from Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines, that there were insufficient resources to send a second consignment of donated supplies to the still recover islands of the Bahamas, the Green... Read more of this article