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Police: Minimal Calls, Burglary During Hurricane

Police: Minimal Calls, Burglary During Hurricane

The Bermuda Police Service has reported that there were “minimal calls” as Hurricane Joaquin affected the island, though a burglary took place at the Blue Hole Gas Station. Police media manager Dwayne Caines said, “The Bermuda Police Service can report that there were minimal calls to the service over the hurricane period, with the... Read more of this article

CellOne Working To Restore Network Services

CellOne Working To Restore Network Services

CellOne reports that “over 80%” of its network was online as of 9.00am this morning [Oct 5], with network teams working to restore service. A post on the CellOne Facebook page says, “We hope everyone is safe and have weathered the storm without harm or damage. This will be the first of a series of network updates we’ll be providing.... Read more of this article

Digicel Expects Full Service Restoration Today

Digicel Expects Full Service Restoration Today

[Updated] Digicel Bermuda reports that most of their network remained online throughout Hurricane Joaquin and the company expects full restoration of services today. Following a full network assessment early this morning, Digicel confirmed that all parts of the island should now be benefiting from stable cellular coverage with the exception of a limited... Read more of this article

Monday Bank Hours Changed Due To Hurricane

Monday Bank Hours Changed Due To Hurricane

[Updated] Bermuda’s banks will see their hours affected tomorrow [Oct 5] due to Hurricane Joaquin, with the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited to reopen at 11.00am, and Clarien Bank Limited and the Bermuda Commercial Bank [BCB] to reopen at 12.00pm, assuming all premises are safe for customers and employees following the storm’s... Read more of this article

Government, Private Schools Closed On Monday

Government, Private Schools Closed On Monday

[Updated] Saltus, BHS, Warwick Academy, Somersfield, MSA and Bermuda Institute will all be closed tomorrow [Mon, Oct 5] due to Hurricane Joaquin. Speaking on behalf of the schools, Saltus Grammar School Deputy Head Jon Beard, said: “The Principals have been in contact with each other and agree that in light of the impending storm our best and... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Hurricane Joaquin Approaches

Photos & Video: Hurricane Joaquin Approaches

The weather conditions are beginning to deteriorate as Hurricane Joaquin approaches the island, with the category 3 storm presently carrying maximum sustained winds near 120 mph [240 km/h] with higher gusts. Current forecasts from the Bermuda Weather Service indicate that Hurricane Joaquin’s closest point of approach will be some 62 nautical miles... Read more of this article

Hospital Preparing: Potential Hurricane Impact

Hospital Preparing: Potential Hurricane Impact

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is preparing for a potential impact from Hurricane Joaquin on Sunday [Oct 4]. “Staff already know who will stay on-site in the event of a lock down at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, and associated group homes to ensure inpatients and residents are fully supported without interruption,”... Read more of this article

EMO Advisory: Buses, Ferries, Shelter & More

EMO Advisory: Buses, Ferries, Shelter & More

Ferries will not run tomorrow [Oct 4] and all bus service will be suspended as of 10.00am tomorrow, the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] said this evening. The EMO said, “Current Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] forecasts indicate that Hurricane Joaquin’s closest point of approach will be some 87 NM west of Bermuda at around 10.00 pm Sunday... Read more of this article

Stores Busy As Locals Prepare For Hurricane

Stores Busy As Locals Prepare For Hurricane

[Written by Don Burgess] Hardware stores were busy today [Oct 3] as islanders prepared for Hurricane Joaquin. The storm, which is currently a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to pass around 113 nautical miles, west northwest of Bermuda, around 10pm on Sunday. The Bermuda Weather Service is predicting that Hurricane Joaquin will downgrade to a Category... Read more of this article

Cruises Cancelled Due To Hurricane Joaquin

Cruises Cancelled Due To Hurricane Joaquin

As Bermuda prepares for the impact of Hurricane Joaquin, the approaching storm is already having an effect in that two cruise visits to the island have been cancelled and rerouted. Carnival Sunshine was scheduled for an eight-night sailing to Bermuda but the cruise line announced the 3,006-passenger vessel instead would head to the Eastern Caribbean A... Read more of this article

Hurricane A Threat, Hurricane Watch Issued

Hurricane A Threat, Hurricane Watch Issued

[Updated] Hurricane Joaquin — which is a category 4 — is a “potential threat” to Bermuda, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 252 nautical miles to the west north west at 8.00pm on Sunday, October 4.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At... Read more of this article

Freisenbruch-Meyer Will Open On Saturday

Freisenbruch-Meyer Will Open On Saturday

Due to the threat posed by Hurricane Joaquin, Freisenbruch-Meyer Group said they would like to offer clients additional time to ensure their policies are up-to-date and that they are adequately insured, so their offices will be open  from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday. The company said, “According to the Bermuda Weather Service, Hurricane... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers On Alert For Hurricane

Regiment Soldiers On Alert For Hurricane

The Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] tonight [Oct 2] are gearing up in case Hurricane Joaquin hits the Island on Sunday. Equipment will tomorrow morning be stationed east of the Causeway in case the east end is cut off and up to 120 troops are on 12 hours notice to deploy. RBR Commanding Officer Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown said: “We are hoping these preparations... Read more of this article