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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

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

NHC: Fay Revised From Storm To Hurricane

NHC: Fay Revised From Storm To Hurricane

The National Hurricane Center [NHC] specialists in Miami have now officially revised the category strength for Fay from a strong Tropical Storm to a land-falling Category 1 hurricane for Bermuda, the Bermuda Weather Service said today [Dec 3]. Fay struck the island in October, leaving damage islandwide and knocking out power to over 27,000 customers. Collage... 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

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

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

Photos: Thanksgiving Gathering At City Hall

Photos: Thanksgiving Gathering At City Hall

[Updated] Anglican Bishop of Bermuda, Nicholas Dill joined with other churches and community groups today [Oct 29] at City Hall in Hamilton to hold a special service to thank Bermuda’s “hurricane heroes.” Bishop Nicholas Dill said, “We want to thank God for bringing us through two storms and for Bermuda’s resilience and acknowledge and... Read more of this article

BIU Thanks Workers For Storm Clean-Up

BIU Thanks Workers For Storm Clean-Up

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert has extended his gratitude on behalf of the Officers and members of the BIU to the workers at the Parks Department, Custodians, the Department of Works and Engineering, and other government workers who have assisted and continue to assist with the clean-up and restoration of the island after the... Read more of this article

Thanksgiving Gathering Set For Wednesday

Thanksgiving Gathering Set For Wednesday

The Anglican Bishop of Bermuda has joined with other churches and community groups to hold a special service to thank Bermuda’s “hurricane heroes.” The service will be held on Wednesday [Oct 29] between 12.30pm and 2pm at City Hall, with the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street as the alternative site in case of rain. Bishop Nicholas Dill... Read more of this article

BELCO Monday Evening Restoration Update

BELCO Monday Evening Restoration Update

[Updated] “At 6.00pm, Monday, 27 October, there are approximately 1,743 customers without power and a number of jobs still ongoing”, BELCO said this evening [Oct 27]. “We expect this number to reduce substantially when all jobs are closed out at the end of the night with many crews working late hours. Any jobs in progress that are... Read more of this article

Seniors’ Group Assessing Home Repair Needs

Seniors’ Group Assessing Home Repair Needs

Age Concern is currently assessing the extent of need for financial support for seniors with respect to home repairs as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo. Executive Director, Mrs. Claudette Fleming said, “Age Concern Bermuda is currently assessing the extent of need for financial support with respect to home repairs as a result... Read more of this article