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‘Busy’ Hurricane Season Begins On June 1

‘Busy’ Hurricane Season Begins On June 1

Meteorologists are predicting  the 2011 hurricane season will be a busy one,  forecasting as many as 16 named storms in the Atlantic. Nine of those storms are expected to turn into hurricanes — five of them major. The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was described as “hyperactive” by scientists, the most active  since 2005.... Read more of this article

Igor Lost BELCO Sales/Restoration: $1.2 Million

Igor Lost BELCO Sales/Restoration: $1.2 Million

In the release of the Ascendant Group Limited 2010 audited fiscal year report, the company said that the financial effect of Hurricane Igor to BELCO was approximately $1.2 million, as a result of lost sales and restoration costs. Hurricane Igor passed over the Island on 19 September, leaving approximately 29,000 customers without power. Although power... Read more of this article

Hurricane Names Igor & Tomas Retired

Hurricane Names Igor & Tomas Retired

The World Meteorological Organization’s Hurricane Committee decided to retire two names from last season’s roster of Atlantic hurricanes; Hurricane Igor and Hurricane Tomas. Officials said, “Two tropical cyclone names in the Atlantic were retired from the official name rotation by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane committee... Read more of this article

Photo Report: Beach Repairs After Igor

Photo Report: Beach Repairs After Igor

Yesterday [Sept 22] we took a tour of some of Bermuda’s South Shore beaches to see what state they were in after the passing of Hurricane Igor this past weekend. Our first stop was Elbow Beach in Paget where we found Island Construction machinery pushing sand up to the exposed cliff that previously was the public entrance.Parks Department had... Read more of this article

Hurricane: VSB Broadcasts Using Car Battery

Hurricane: VSB Broadcasts Using Car Battery

Many people have commended us for our constant coverage over Hurricane Igor, and we greatly appreciate it, however the time has come for us to turn the tables and “tip our hat” to VSB’s Chris Lodge. The veteran broadcaster  – without power – somehow managed to keep VSB’s radio broadcasts going during the height of... Read more of this article

No Tender: St George’s Loses Cruise Visits

No Tender: St George’s Loses Cruise Visits

[Updated] As Bernews first reported during Hurricane Igor, the MV Bermudian broke free from its moorings in St George’s, and was getting battered against the shoreline on Sunday afternoon and evening, as shown below. The boat is normally used to carry cruise ship passengers into St George’s from the Veendam which docks at sea. The Corporation... Read more of this article

Updating: Post Igor Notices [Buses Suspended]

Updating: Post Igor Notices [Buses Suspended]

We are receiving a fair amount of notices to do with damage/issues after Hurricane Igor, so in order to be efficient we will post them all below. Should you have a post-storm related news that you need relayed to the public, please do not hesitate to contact us. 10:45am: W&E said the West End trash will be collected today and East End tomorrow.... Read more of this article

Looking Back At Hurricane Igor…..In Pictures

Looking Back At Hurricane Igor…..In Pictures

Bernews stayed live throughout Hurricane Igor [thanks BELCO!] and we updated for the 36 hour stretch, have hundreds of photos, and some are pictured below in a timeline to show the passing of Igor over our 21 square miles. 2 Days Before: In what so many locals took as an ominous sign, a full two days before Hurricane Igor was due to hit, the waves started... Read more of this article

Photo Slideshow: East End After Hurricane Igor

Photo Slideshow: East End After Hurricane Igor

Many Bermudians were very concerned over how the Airport and Causeway, both of which sustained severe damage after Hurricane Fabian in 2003, would fare during Hurricane Igor. It was with great relief that locals heard that both of them came through with no structural damage, with the Causeway opening yesterday afternoon, and the Airport opening this... Read more of this article

Post-Igor: Navy Helicopter Surveys Bermuda

Post-Igor: Navy Helicopter Surveys Bermuda

Members of the British Royal Navy, who were standing by in local waters ready to assist if needed after the strike by Hurricane Igor, flew into Bermuda via helicopter this evening [Sept 20]. The Royal Naval Air Crew were joined by various locals officials from Bermuda, who then flew over the island to make damage assessments from an aerial standpoint.This... Read more of this article

Causeway Holds Up To Igor: Now Open

Causeway Holds Up To Igor: Now Open

In something many locals will be pleased to hear, the Causeway is now open and has been deemed structurally safe. The EMO has advised the public that as of 3pm today [Sept 20], the bridge is open to the public. Government says “After a thorough structural examination by Works and Engineering teams, the Minister of Labour, Home Affairs, Sen. The... Read more of this article

Residents Praise Cedarbridge Shelter

Residents Praise Cedarbridge Shelter

Late this morning [Sept 20], Bernews visited the shelter that had been specially set up at Cedarbridge Academy which was set up to assist residents for Hurricane Igor. Premier Dr Brown, Minister David Burch, and a small party were touring the facility, and as the Premier was escorted further on, one of the persons sheltering there grabbed Minister Burch... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: The Aftermath of Igor

Live Blogging: The Aftermath of Igor

7:30am: Official confirmation coming that there were no deaths or major injuries reported from Igor. For our overseas readers, this would be greatly credited to our style of building heavy, hard homes of concrete. 7:45am: EMO officials say “At first light we will get an assessment. We would like to stress for persons to PLEASE STAY off ROADS so... Read more of this article