Photos/Video: Heavy Rains Cause Area Flooding

August 12, 2014

Today’s [Aug 12] weather saw heavy rain showers fall on different parts of the island with some instances of flooding in the streets and at least one property.

At approximately 2:29pm the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a flooding at The Reefs Hotel on the South Shore Road in Southampton.

Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis stated that “The areas involved were a basement walkway approximately 6’ x 20’ containing nearly a half inch of water and an exterior landing approximately 8’ x 5’ which held up to five inches of water. Both areas were flooded due to the excess rain.”

“The Fire Service responded to the incident with one vehicle staffed with 4 firefighters. There was no damage caused in this incident.”

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  1. somuchless says:

    I was one that was happy to have the rain, others where not. Can’t please everyone.

  2. micro says:

    Is that proper use of emergency services? Were lives at risk?

    It’s amazing how a puddle can form even tho there’s a huge area below with virtually unlimited capacity where that pooled water can flow downwards to.

    W&E should also be out unclogging drains or taking note of areas that need mediation work to improve drainage.

  3. Confused says:

    In driving this morning, I noticed areas flooded that have never flooded in the past…obviously the drains need to be cleared.