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- Quiet but Stormy
  • From: Anne Kermode <akermo AT xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 10:46:45 -0300
While everyone else has been watching Lili, Bermuda has been keeping 
an eye on Kyle.  Kyle has been up and down the scale from tropical 
depression ,to tropical storm, through to minimal hurricane, and back 
again and all while swinging like a pendulum about 200 miles south of 
Bermuda.  Last week the rip-tides were so bad that a lifeguard was 
caught up in one and had to be saved by a colleague.  They were sent 
home for the day as swimming was deemed too dangerous.  The annual 
sandcastle building competition was cancelled (bummer!). The seas 
have been quite spectacular.
Interestingly, have been experiencing super-high tides in Bermuda at 
the moment due to ocean eddies.  Thankfully this has not been 
exacerbated by any major storms, just a bit of extra swell from Kyle. 
I don't think there's been any serious flooding.
Looks like Kyle is finally moving on - to our west in a curve midway 
between the US and Bermuda.  There are dark and heavy clouds on the 
horizon, so we'll get some more rain.  At least the water tanks are 

- Cristobel
  • From: "Marcus and Anne Kermode" <mdkaek AT ibl.bm>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 20:32:55 -0300
Bermuda is just now beginning to feel the effects of Cristobel and the associated weather patterns.  It's not a big storm, but from what I understand another system is absorbing her and pushing thunderstorms and gales up here. 
No-one is really worried about this storm. As always since Emily rocked the Island in 1987, Bermuda has an excellent system of warnings, which are publicised by the local press. Information about potential threats is very accessible during hurricane season.
On which note, I was very impressed recently when the Emergency Measures Organisation in Bermuda sent my household a note to say that we would be amongst the 10 (?) per cent of homes at risk from flooding in the event of a cat. 3 or higher storm. It pretty much means that if you don't live on a hill, watch out, but hey, good initiative. They provided a questionnaire and some useful information and advice. 
Anyway, I'll be posting again if anything interesting transpires.
Later, Anne.

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