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Beryl U.S. Insured Losses Estimate: $2.5B-$4.5B

Beryl U.S. Insured Losses Estimate: $2.5B-$4.5B

Moody’s RM Event Response estimates that U.S. insured losses from Hurricane Beryl will likely fall between US$2.5 billion to US$4.5 billion, and represent insured losses associated with wind, storm surge, and precipitation-induced flooding. A spokesperson said, “Losses to the National Flood Insurance Program [NFIP] from this event are estimated... Read more of this article

Red Cross Launches Hurricane Beryl Appeal

Red Cross Launches Hurricane Beryl Appeal

The Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster cash appeal for those affected by Hurricane Beryl. A spokesperson said, “Well before Hurricane Beryl made landfall on the Caribbean Island nations of Jamaica, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Red Cross volunteers, local authorities and residents had been working hard to prepare for the... Read more of this article

Premier Aims To Assist Hurricane Relief Efforts

Premier Aims To Assist Hurricane Relief Efforts

Premier David Burt said he “joins the global community in expressing his heartbreak following the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Beryl” and “that he intends to ask the Cabinet to approve a donation towards the relief effort to assist those who have been affected by the storm.” A Government spokesperson said, “This... Read more of this article

BELCO Issues Hurricane Readiness Reminder

BELCO Issues Hurricane Readiness Reminder

BELCO today advised that” Hurricane Beryl is a reminder to be prepared for any storms that may impact Bermuda this season.” A spokesperson said, “Hurricane Beryl rapidly intensified from a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricane in a matter of days and has already caused widespread damage as well as several deaths in the Caribbean. “BELCO... Read more of this article

‘Well Wishes With Our Neighbours To South’

‘Well Wishes With Our Neighbours To South’

As Hurricane Beryl made landfall in the Caribbean as a category 4 storm, Premier David Burt shared that ‘Bermuda’s thoughts and well wishes are with our neighbours to south.’ A government spokesperson said, “Premier Burt was scheduled to travel to Grenada from July 3-5 for the 47th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government... Read more of this article

BELCO Urges Preparation For Hurricane Season

BELCO Urges Preparation For Hurricane Season

BELCO advised that “with hurricane season beginning on June 1st, the Company has and is taking all the necessary steps to prepare should the island be impacted by a storm this season and encourages the public to prepare as well, specifically as preparations pertain to the trimming of trees.” A spokesperson said, “Ensuring that trees... Read more of this article

First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season

First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season

The first tropical storm of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed, with forecasters saying Tropical Storm Alberto is likely to dissipate over Mexico on Thursday or Thursday night [June 20]. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1000 AM CDT [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Alberto was located near... Read more of this article

Ministry: Take 2024 Hurricane Season Seriously

Ministry: Take 2024 Hurricane Season Seriously

“Bermuda has gone through a period of very active seasons with near misses; however, we need to keep ourselves aware of what is out there in the Atlantic and prepare with enough time to remain as safe as possible,” said Minister of National Security Michael Weeks. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security is... Read more of this article

Minister On Start Of Hurricane Season

Minister On Start Of Hurricane Season

Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of National Security Michael Weeks urged the public to get ready for hurricane season which officially begins today [June 1]. The Minister said, “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] Climate Prediction Centre has predicted an 85% chance of an above normal season this year with seventeen... Read more of this article