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NHC Release Report On Hurricane Joaquin

NHC Release Report On Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. National Hurricane Center has released their report into Hurricane Joaquin, which passed over Bermuda in October 2015, knocking out power for some residents and creating clean-up work which was quickly attended to by the island’s various services. The report said, “Joaquin was a category 4 hurricane [on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane... Read more of this article

BIOS Report On Local Hurricane Preparedness

BIOS Report On Local Hurricane Preparedness

Coinciding with the end of the 2015 hurricane season, BIOS Bermuda Risk project has released its postmortem report on Hurricane Joaquin, authored by Dr. John Wardman and Dr Mark Guishard of the Risk Prediction Initiative at BIOS. BIOS said, “One aspect of the report focusses on the meteorology of the storm and its interaction with the ocean. “A... Read more of this article

Hurricane Season Ends With 11 Named Storms

Hurricane Season Ends With 11 Named Storms

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended at the end of November and it “stayed below normal with 11 named storms,” the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] said. NOAA said, “Overall, the Atlantic hurricane season produced 11 named storms, including four hurricanes [Danny, Fred, Joaquin and Kate], two... Read more of this article

BFRS Responds To 37 Hurricane Joaquin Calls

BFRS Responds To 37 Hurricane Joaquin Calls

Hurricane Joaquin passed by Bermuda over the past weekend, knocking out power for some residents and creating clean-up work which was quickly attended to by the island’s various services. The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a total of 37 calls throughout the island requiring assistance during that period. This total included a... Read more of this article

BELCO: 60 Customers Remain Without Power

BELCO: 60 Customers Remain Without Power

[Updated] BELCO crews are continuing to work to restore services to all customers following the passing of Hurricane Joaquin, with “just over 100″ customers remaining without power. A spokesperson said, “As of last night there were 17 customers without electricity. That number shot up during the night and is now just over 100. Some... Read more of this article

Coco Reef Bermuda Features Hurricane Karaoke

Coco Reef Bermuda Features Hurricane Karaoke

Guests at Coco Reef Bermuda were invited to join hotel staff in the lobby for a karaoke competition during Hurricane Joaquin, which lashed the island throughout the day and night on Sunday. Guests passed the time dancing and singing throughout the night as they waited for the worst of the weather to pass.Along with the karaoke competition, guests... Read more of this article

Causeway To Open To Two-Way Traffic Today

Causeway To Open To Two-Way Traffic Today

The Ministry of Public Works said they “would like to advise motorists that the traffic lights and barriers currently directing traffic on the Causeway will be removed at approximately 2 p.m. today [Oct 7]. “It is expected that the Causeway will be clear and open to two-way traffic by 2:30 pm,” a spokesperson said. ”The Ministry... Read more of this article

BELCO: 46 Customers Remain Without Power

BELCO: 46 Customers Remain Without Power

[Updated] BELCO began the day with approximately 500 customers without electricity, and crews are continuing to work on major branch lines where restoration often requires extensive work, but affects a higher number of customers. A spokesperson said, “Today’s weather report indicates mostly good conditions, which should enable our crews to continue... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Special “Hurricane Spirit”

Column: Bermuda’s Special “Hurricane Spirit”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] There is such a thing as “Hurricane Spirit” for Bermudians. As with Fabian [2003] and Gonzalo [2014], that spirit was there again for Joaquin. It’s a general national spirit of cooperation and understanding coupling with a real sense that us lot share a common danger and that by collaborating and cooperating... Read more of this article

PLP On Hurricane Joaquin’s Impact On Bahamas

PLP On Hurricane Joaquin’s Impact On Bahamas

Commenting on the devastation caused by Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, Shadow National Security Minister Walter Roban called on the Bermuda Government to offer support in whatever way is needed to assist in recovery efforts, saying “we were very fortunate to be spared this destruction in Bermuda, and we should assist other countries who were... Read more of this article

Videos: Hurricane Joaquin Passes By Bermuda

Videos: Hurricane Joaquin Passes By Bermuda

Hurricane Joaquin passed by Bermuda over the past weekend, knocking out power for some residents and creating clean-up work which was quickly attended to by the island’s various services. Videos from various times during the storm’s approach are below, as well as a replay of our live stream of the hurricane which rather unceremoniously dropped... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Sign Replaced After Hurricane

America’s Cup Sign Replaced After Hurricane

The promotional sign installed last week on the Seon Place building for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series did not quite make it through Hurricane Joaquin, with the storm leaving the sign in tatters. Workers were seen out today [Oct 6] re-installing the sign, and another America’s Cup sign can also be seen on the Gibb’s Hill... Read more of this article

Planning Guidelines For Hurricane Repairs

Planning Guidelines For Hurricane Repairs

Following the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, the Department of Planning issued guidelines about repairing any damage to your property, and the full statement from the Department of Planning follows below. The Department of Planning knows you want to repair any damage to your property caused by tropical storms and hurricanes as soon as possible. The Department... Read more of this article