Hurricane Florence passed close to Bermuda with minimum damage

Published: 13 September 2006 0:00 CET

Cristina Estrada, Information Delegate in the Caribbean

According to reports from the Bermuda Overseas Branch of the British Red Cross, as preparation measures, the airport, ports, Longbird Bridge (one of the connectors from east to west) and the inlands ferry system, were closed as well as all government offices, schools and businesses on the island.

No personnel injuries or loss of life has been reported, only minor flooding and damage to trees and a small number of roof-tops. During the emergency, staff at the Bermuda Overseas Branch of the British Red Cross were in close communications and coordinating with the Bermuda Emergency Management Organization (EMO), along with police and NGOs.

The Federation’s Sub Regional Office and PADRU’s Disaster Management Delegate based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, closely monitored the progress of Hurricane Florence, and kept in regular contact with the Bermuda Overseas Branch of the British Red Cross, to assess needs and provide support, as required.

In 2003 Hurricane Fabian left four people dead in Bermudas.


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