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St. James Church Hurricane Repairs Continue

St. James Church Hurricane Repairs Continue

Months after Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo ripped through Bermuda, the wrecked roof and stage of the St. James Anglican Church Hall has remained an eyesore until quite recently, with construction work to repair the roof and stage underway, with an expected completion date projected towards late June.However, much financial support from the general public... Read more of this article

NHC Releases Hurricanes Fay, Gonzalo Reports

NHC Releases Hurricanes Fay, Gonzalo Reports

Last year was the first time that two hurricanes made landfall on Bermuda in one hurricane season, let alone less than one week apart, according to reports released by the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The report noted that two hurricanes affected the island within a 10-day period in 1899, with a a category 1 hurricane passing northwest of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Hurricane Gonzalo Above & Below The Waves

Hurricane Gonzalo Above & Below The Waves

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] are getting set to present The Tempest: Views of Hurricane Gonzalo Above and Below the Waves. The event will take place on Thursday, December 11, at 7.30pm, with speakers Mark Guishard of BIOS and Ruth Curry of BIOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution... Read more of this article

ACE, Hiscox And Deloitte Provide Assistance

ACE, Hiscox And Deloitte Provide Assistance

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, both the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and Trunk Island, like so many other locations across Bermuda, were in need of assistance from volunteers to help remove debris and prepare the sites for repairs. “A call then went out, and we at the Bermuda Zoological Society are grateful that volunteers... Read more of this article

Premier On Post-Gonzalo & Fay EMO Debriefing

Premier On Post-Gonzalo & Fay EMO Debriefing

The EMO Executive met after the hurricane to debrief the preparation and response, and the “meeting confirmed that Bermuda’s emergency response protocols are robust and when tested, demonstrate resilience,” Premier & Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said on Friday [Nov 21] in the House of Assembly. “The track of... Read more of this article

BTA Video: “The Bermuda Spirit Of Resilience”

BTA Video: “The Bermuda Spirit Of Resilience”

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has released a video showcasing Bermuda’s recovery after Hurricane Gonzalo, saying it was a “testament to Bermuda’s resilience and fortitude.” The BTA said, “In the days after Hurricane Gonzalo hit an undeniable sense of unity, cooperation and generosity emerged as the island started to literally... Read more of this article

Imagine: Drawing Lessons From The Storms

Imagine: Drawing Lessons From The Storms

Imagine Bermuda held a Roundtable Discussion on Thursday [Nov 6] discussing ‘Drawing the Lessons from the Storms’. A spokesperson said, “The number of attendees was down on our last Roundtable held on July 18th with some 30 persons attending as compared to more than 50 on that occasion. That may be due to the short notice time we gave for... Read more of this article

Dept Of Parks Updates On Storm Cleanups

Dept Of Parks Updates On Storm Cleanups

The Department of Parks has issued an update on the status of cleanups to parklands that sustained significant tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, saying that it has completed “most of the major clearance works to roadsides and schools and has now commenced work in parklands.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

CableVision Post Hurricane Restoration Update

CableVision Post Hurricane Restoration Update

Bermuda CableVision said they anticipated being able to finish all hurricane restoration by Wednesday, however they discovered some fibre optics that had been damaged by machete and learned there were more individual home issues than anticipated, which will affect their timeline for hurricane restoration. CEO Terry Roberson said, “On Monday morning,... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Premier Thanks BELCO Crews

Video & Photos: Premier Thanks BELCO Crews

Premier Michael Dunkley visited BELCO headquarters today [Nov 3] to personally thank the workers for the restoration effort after the double strike from Tropical Storm Fay, and Hurricane Gonzalo, which knocked out 27,000 and 31,000 customers respectively. Premier Dunkley said, “It’s been a tough three weeks, and I wanted to take the opportunity... Read more of this article

Gonzalo Not Expected To Impact Ratings

Gonzalo Not Expected To Impact Ratings

A.M. Best said they do “not anticipate any rating changes for Bermuda’s domestic insurers as a result of Hurricane Gonzalo, which made landfall on the island on Oct. 17, 2014, with wind gusts that topped 130 mph. The ratings agency said, “The eye of the storm passed directly over Bermuda, likely softening the blow of the storm and sparing... Read more of this article

BELCO Completes Hurricane Restoration Work

BELCO Completes Hurricane Restoration Work

[Updated] Following widespread power outages caused by two back-to-back storms —  some 27,000 customers lost their power in Fay, while over 31,000 lost power in Gonzalo – BELCO confirms that they completed the hurricane restoration work last night. A spokesperson said, “On Saturday evening, 1 November, BELCO completed Hurricane... Read more of this article

Young Lifers Hold Fundraising Bake Sale

Young Lifers Hold Fundraising Bake Sale

Young Life Bermuda is hosting a bake sale today [Oct 30] in order to raise funds for the organization, with Janelle Williams, a former Young Lifer, generously donating her time and the ingredients with the help of friends to provide a unique event utilizing avocados that fell during Fay and Gonzola. All proceeds at $10 per loaf will be donated to Young... Read more of this article