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Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages

Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages

BELCO issued an advisory on tree trimming, reminding everyone that we are now in hurricane season and noting that “trees falling on power lines is the leading cause of power outages in Bermuda, especially during hurricanes.” “BELCO hires local landscaping companies to ensure trees are cut back near main line circuits along main roads... Read more of this article

Joint Tree Trimming Initiative This Weekend

Joint Tree Trimming Initiative This Weekend

As Bermuda progresses through hurricane season 2021, the Ministry of Public Works is taking the opportunity to highlight a joint initiative currently underway by members of the Emergency Measures Organization [EMO]. A Government spokesperson said, “As Bermuda progresses through hurricane season 2021, the Ministry of Public Works is taking the opportunity... Read more of this article

NOAA Map Shows Storms Over A Century

NOAA Map Shows Storms Over A Century

A map from NOAA shows all tropical storms and hurricanes that were a threat to Bermuda — as in passing within 100 nautical miles –  this century. The Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] posted the map below online, saying, “This map from NOAA shows all tropical storms and hurricanes that were a threat to Bermuda [passing within 100nm] this... Read more of this article

Elsa Becomes First Hurricane Of Season

Elsa Becomes First Hurricane Of Season

Elsa – the 5th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season — has strengthened to become the first hurricane of the year. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Hurricane Elsa was located near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 61.2 West. Elsa is moving toward the west-northwest... Read more of this article

Fifth Named Storm Of 2021 Season Forms

Fifth Named Storm Of 2021 Season Forms

The fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season — Tropical Storm Elsa — has formed in the Atlantic.The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 48.8 West. “Elsa is moving toward the west near... Read more of this article

Danny: Fourth Named Storm Of Season Forms

Danny: Fourth Named Storm Of Season Forms

Danny — the fourth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season — formed in the Atlantic, with the system then dissipating over Georgia. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 5.00am EDT [0900 UTC], the remnants of Danny were located near latitude 33.0 North, longitude 83.0 West. The remnants are... Read more of this article

Third Named Storm Of 2021 Season Forms

Third Named Storm Of 2021 Season Forms

The third tropical storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season — Tropical Storm Claudette — has formed. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 700 AM CDT [1200 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Claudette was located inland near latitude 30.4 North, longitude 90.1 West. Claudette is moving toward the... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: ‘Stay Ready’ Storm Programme

One Hour Video: ‘Stay Ready’ Storm Programme

Aiming to elevate our coverage of the hurricane season, Bernews and Glenn Jones will be hosting the inaugural episode of the ‘Stay Ready’ storm programme this evening [June 16], with the live broadcast available beginning at 8.00pm, streaming in this article and across our social media channels. Featuring multiple live camera views, detailed... Read more of this article

Second Storm Of Season: Tropical Storm Bill

Second Storm Of Season: Tropical Storm Bill

The second named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has formed, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that Tropical Storm Bill is “not a threat to Bermuda,” with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours is forecast to be 351 nm to the NNW at 3am on Tuesday [June 15], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer... Read more of this article

Tropical Depression Two Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical Depression Two Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and the “system remains no threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said. BWS posted the photos below online, saying: “The BWS have been monitoring an area of low pressure to the very distant west-northwest which has become Tropical Depression Two at 12:00pm ADT. “This... Read more of this article

Bernews & Glenn Jones To Host Storm Special

Bernews & Glenn Jones To Host Storm Special

With an aim to elevate our coverage of the hurricane season, Bernews has teamed up with Glenn Jones for a ‘Stay Ready Storm’ feature, which is set to begin with a live broadcast at 8.00pm on Wednesday, June 16th. While better known in recent years for his role with the BTA, Glenn has years of experience in media locally and overseas, and... Read more of this article

Junior Minister On Hurricane Preparedness

Junior Minister On Hurricane Preparedness

“Hurricane Preparedness Week is traditionally held during the first week in June and will run this year from Monday, May 31st, until Friday, June 4th,” Junior Minister of Health, Transport, and National Security Senator Curtis Richardson said today [May 26] in the Senate. The Senator’s full statement follows below: Madam President,... Read more of this article

Minister Ming On Hurricane Preparedness

Minister Ming On Hurricane Preparedness

Minister of National Security Renee Ming noted that Hurricane Season runs from June 1st until November 30th, and urged all residents to be prepared. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [May 21] the Minister said, “Yhe early predictions for the 2021 are that the season will be even more active than the new higher averages. Colorado State... Read more of this article