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Live Updates | BWS: ‘Hurricane Teddy Is Threat’

Live Updates | BWS: ‘Hurricane Teddy Is Threat’

[Updating] Hurricane Paulette has now passed Bermuda and the island is now preparing for Hurricane Teddy which the Bermuda Weather Service said is a “threat to Bermuda” and is expected to bring tropical storm force winds to the island, with its closest approach forecast to be at noon on Monday [Sept 21]. We will continue to provide updates... Read more of this article

Bermuda Weather Service Website Restored

Bermuda Weather Service Website Restored

The Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] website www.weather.bm was restored last night following an outage that occurred on Monday during the passage of Hurricane Paulette. Bermuda Airport Authority CEO, Lester Nelson said, “We are deeply concerned about the failure of the BWS website during this most critical period in hurricane season. We are working... Read more of this article

250 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

250 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

BELCO said that approximately 250 customers remain without power, and any customers left without power should call BELCO on 955 if they have not already done so. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by Hurricane Paulette. “Approximately 250 customers remain without power and it... Read more of this article

Video: BWS Deputy Director Michelle Pitcher

Video: BWS Deputy Director Michelle Pitcher

Michelle Pitcher, Deputy Director of the Bermuda Weather Service, joined Bernews this afternoon [Sept 16] in order to provide weather-related updates to people across the island, with Ms Pitcher providing an overview of Hurricane Paulette and also speaking about Hurricane Teddy. You can view our live updates on Hurricane Paulette here, and all our... Read more of this article

706 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

706 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

[Updated] As of 4.00pm this afternoon [Sept 16], power has been restored to approximately 24,000 customers with work continuing to reconnect the remaining approximately 830 customers without power. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by Hurricane Paulette. “As of 4:00... Read more of this article

20 Videos: Hurricane Paulette In Bermuda

20 Videos: Hurricane Paulette In Bermuda

With restoration work still underway in Bermuda in the wake of Hurricane Paulette, the 20 videos below – which have already garnered over 1/3 million views across Bernews’ social media footprint – offer a look at the island’s handling and the storm’s effects as swept across the island.  The videos include a look at the lines... Read more of this article

Hurricane: OBA’s Ben Smith Thanks Workers

Hurricane: OBA’s Ben Smith Thanks Workers

Frontline services again deserve Bermuda’s applause and thanks – this time for helping during Hurricane Paulette, according to OBA MP Ben Smith. Mr Smith said, “First we saw them putting themselves at risk during Covid-19 and now we have seen them out on the streets and in neighbourhoods helping with the aftermath of the hurricane. “I want to... Read more of this article

Tech Issues: BWS Website [Seems Fixed Now]

Tech Issues: BWS Website [Seems Fixed Now]

[Updated] The Bermuda Weather Service website continues to experience technical issues — as of this writing it is still saying a hurricane warning is in effect — and while they await the issue to be resolved, the BWS is updating their Facebook page with pertinent information. A BWS forecaster told Bernews, “I cannot speak to the specifics... Read more of this article

Government: Restart Of Bus Service Delayed

Government: Restart Of Bus Service Delayed

[Updated] “Due to the hazards of overhanging power lines and vegetation left in the wake of Hurricane Paulette,” the public bus service will be unable to resume this morning [Sept 16], officials said. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] advises the public that due to the hazards of overhanging... Read more of this article

BELCO Retirees Join Restoration Effort

BELCO Retirees Join Restoration Effort

Following Hurricane Paulette, BELCO retirees have joined the restoration effort, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to help lighten the load. Just over 25,000 people lost power in the hurricane — about 70% of the island – and the BELCO crews quickly started to restore power, and as of this writing, there are around 2,000 customers... Read more of this article

Video: Before, During & After Hurricane Paulette

Video: Before, During & After Hurricane Paulette

Hurricane Paulette — the earliest P named storm on record — passed over Bermuda late Sunday/early Monday, causing widespread power outages and some relatively minor damage such as downed trees and power lines, and the video below shows a look at before, during and after the storm. You can view our live updates on Hurricane Paulette here,... Read more of this article

Bermuda College To Re-Open On Wednesday

Bermuda College To Re-Open On Wednesday

The Bermuda College will re-open tomorrow [Sept 16] for classes and normal operations. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda College will re-open tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 for classes and normal operations, as per pre-Paulette conditions. Most classes will be taught online and students without electricity are invited to come to campus, undergo... Read more of this article

Governor Visits Bermuda Regiment Soldiers

Governor Visits Bermuda Regiment Soldiers

Governor John Rankin visited Warwick Camp and various sites across the island to meet with members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment who were embodied during Hurricane Paulette. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor today visited Warwick Camp and various sites across the island to meet those members of the Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article