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Photos: Hurricane Rafael Passes St George’s

Photos: Hurricane Rafael Passes St George’s

Hurricane Rafael passed within 100nm of Bermuda last night, bringing some extra rain and winds but sparing the island any real strong effects. The category one hurricane passed to the east south-east of the island with its closest point of approach at around 8pm. There biggest disruptions the storm caused were through flight cancellations, event cancellations... Read more of this article

Hurricane Rafael Passes Bermuda

Hurricane Rafael Passes Bermuda

[Updating] Tropical Storm Rafael has been upgraded to a hurricane, making it the ninth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Rafael’s maximum sustained winds are near 75mph [120km/h], making it a Category One hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Summary Points as of 2.00am Wed Oct 17: WeatherAt midnight, the BWS said... Read more of this article

Government Offices To Close At 4pm Today

Government Offices To Close At 4pm Today

The Acting Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service Dr. Derrick Binns said that Government offices will close at 4pm today so that employees can make any final preparations before the strongest winds from Hurricane Rafael impact the island this evening. The latest forecast said Hurricane Rafael is 255 miles south of Bermuda moving NNE at 24mph, with... Read more of this article

Tonight’s Fishing Town Hall Postponed

Tonight’s Fishing Town Hall Postponed

Due to the inclement weather conditions expected this evening [Oct 16] from Hurricane Rafael, the Marine Resources Section of the Department of Environmental Protection has made the decision to postpone the Recreational Fishing town hall meeting scheduled for St. James Church Hall in Sandys tonight at 7pm. A spokesperson said: ” The town hall... Read more of this article

PLP “The Big Night” Event Postponed

PLP “The Big Night” Event Postponed

Due to the inclement weather associated with Hurricane Rafael, the PLP has postponed their event this evening, which was scheduled to include speeches by party members including A statement from the party said: “The Progressive Labour Party wishes to advise that tonight’s session of the Annual Delegates Conference, the “BIG Night”... Read more of this article

Photos: South Shore As Hurricane Approaches

Photos: South Shore As Hurricane Approaches

The signs of Hurricane Rafael are beginning to show, with increased waves along the South Shore this morning [Oct 16]. The latest update from the NHC said Hurricane Rafael is now 255 miles south of Bermuda moving NNE at 24mph, with maximum sustained winds near 85mph. At 12pm the BWS said its closest point of approach to Bermuda is forecast to be 108... Read more of this article

Update From The EMO: Cancellations/Closures

Update From The EMO: Cancellations/Closures

The Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] today advised that Hurricane Rafael is forecast to reach its closest point of approach to Bermuda at 8pm this evening, and provided an updated list of cancellations and closures. The EMO said: “Residents should be cautious and consider remaining indoors during peak winds expected late afternoon through... Read more of this article

NASA Satellite Photo Of Hurricane Rafael

NASA Satellite Photo Of Hurricane Rafael

The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Rafael — when it was still a Tropical Storm — in the Atlantic Ocean on October 14th.NASA said: “NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Rafael on Oct. 14 and noticed the bulk of showers and thunderstorms were being pushed north and east of the... Read more of this article

Today’s BEDC Networking Event Postponed

Today’s BEDC Networking Event Postponed

Due to the impending hurricane, he Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] has postponed their 3rd Annual Business Networking Matters which was due to be held today [Oct 16] at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.A statement said: “Please be advised that due to the impending hurricane that is scheduled to hit Bermuda this afternoon, the decision... Read more of this article

Flight Cancellations Start: BA, Westjet, United

Flight Cancellations Start: BA, Westjet, United

[Updated] A number of today’s [Oct 16] flights have been cancelled due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Rafael, with United Airlines, Westjet and British Airways all having cancelled their flights. As of 6am, Hurricane Rafael is 395 miles south of Bermuda, moving NNE at 16mph with maximum sustained winds near 85mph. Its forecast to pass approximately... Read more of this article

EMO: Schools, Offices To Open Tomorrow

EMO: Schools, Offices To Open Tomorrow

The Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] today advised that schools remain open tomorrow as will Government offices, and as the worst of the storm is expected to pass to our east and it will be “business as usual tomorrow.” Minister of National Security and Chairman of the EMO Wayne Perinchief said: “The EMO met this morning and received... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Watch Upgraded To Warning

Tropical Storm Watch Upgraded To Warning

The Bermuda Weather Service upgraded the Tropical Storm Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning at 11.30am today [Oct 15], which indicates that Tropical Storm force winds are expected to affect Bermuda within 36 hours or less. The BWS said that Tropical Storm Rafael’s closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs [3 days] is forecast to be 118... Read more of this article

EMO Urges Residents To Prepare For Storm

EMO Urges Residents To Prepare For Storm

The Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] today advised that Tropical Storm Rafael is forecast to impact Bermuda on Tuesday [Oct 16], and is expected to pass by us as a Category 1 hurricane. Minister of National Security and Chairman of the EMO Wayne Perinchief said: “The latest forecast from the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) is for Tropical Storm... Read more of this article