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- Epsilon avoided Bermuda
  • By Meta Davidson <metadavidson at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 13:01:10 +0000
Morning fellow islanders,
 pleased to report we were yet again lucky on The Rock hurricane force winds avoided us the tropicals were sporadic and high altitude so not a lot of damage encountered.  Did find an interesting device in the yard thursday morning which I assume was carried here in the fringe winds picture attached ??dropsonde from hurricane hunters??
Surf was up and shoreline erosion active with the very high water levels
Not much rain 4/10” only here in the west
The island did not shut down it was business as usual for most
Hoping we can say the same for rest of the season
Thanks to Dave n Gert for your timely reports

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- Teddys prints
  • By KMarion Dyer <kmarion_dyer at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:51:15 +0000 (UTC)
Good afternoon
Bermuda was spared from any major construction damage, had very few power outages and no deaths from  Teddy. Teddy did leave a lot of coastal damage. Schools reopened today and in most places it's business as usual.

The link below gives a few good photos.

And Paulette has reorganized... I wonder if this has ever happened before.

Praying this season is soon done! 2020 needs to go too.

- Teddy nearby
  • By KMarion Dyer <kmarion_dyer at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:45:22 +0000 (UTC)
Good Morning
Currently, where I am we have had a few showers. the winds have been light, no major gusts yet. I hope it stays like this cos I have a banana tree from Paulette propped up in the hope it can continue to grow its bunch of bananas :)
 They have the CPA for around early afternoon. Our beaches have taken a  beating. Let's hope the winter waves bring the sand back.
Looks like most laces still have power. There was a pole fire on the Northshore which has been rectified.
So far so good where I am. Hopefully, those at higher levels are good too.

- Teddy...
  • By KMarion Dyer <kmarion_dyer at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:14:20 +0000 (UTC)
Good evening.
Bermuda is as ready as we can be. He keeps jiggling and had slowed up. Most of us left everything packed away from last week's hurricane.  I do hope I am not posting again weekend. 
The waters are much rougher this time. Everyone was out watching the ocean this afternoon. I have attached a photo and out teddy Eve sunset was pretty.
They are saying tropical storm force winds for the better part of the day. I hope that all we get. Schools and government offices and most businesses are closed tomorrow.
I still have snacks left from last weekend and swizzle ( rum punch).
Hurricanes are exhausting. This need to be the last.
Stay safe 

- Teddy
  • By Susan Thomas <sargassosue at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:42:06 -0300
We left our windows and balcony boarded from Paulette.  We are hoping as the 
models suggest teddy will go to our East and just give us some tropical storm 
force winds.  Fingers crossed the power and internet hold up.  People seem 
pretty relaxed and not too concerned about this one.  Lots of places will be 
closed on Monday including schools and govt offices.  South shore was pretty 
churned up today.  Will go check it out in the am and give an update then.

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- Paulette
  • By <bermuda at henagulph.bm>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 21:48:30 -0300
Not what I call a real hurricane although social media etc will show quite a lot of damage. Max wind at our house 69 mph minimum pressure 972mb 2.14 inches precipitation and the eye brought a couple of hours ‘peace’. Frangipanis here are a delicate shrub and not even a branch off. Guess we were lucky. Fingers crossed re Teddy...
Bermuda needs to do much better – we had no electricity or Internet for fifteen hours, some still without power Tuesday evening no Bermuda Weather Service (still off Tuesday evening!)

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- Paulette
  • By Susan Thomas <sargassosue at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:09:51 -0300
Well, Paulette is on her way outta here.  It was looooong!  Lots of wind... 
somehow we managed to keep power and internet.  Lots of people however are 
without power.  We saw some horticultural damage but nothing looked too 
serious.... now... we already have eyes on Teddy!

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- Paulette
  • By KMarion Dyer <kmarion_dyer at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:29:22 +0000 (UTC)
So where I live seems to be fairly  good. We lost power about 7 am just as the eye wall came back. Paulette is apparently reorganizing and getting stronger.. currently a cat 2 and headed to cat 3.. slowed down as it gets stronger. My night was quiet.. slept till the eye then the silence woke me. Two furry babies insisted on going out during the eye quiet.My video is too big for here. We lost our banana patch. This is not good news as we have had no local bananas for many months. Bernews.com has island footage .
Still under a hurricane watch at this time. Waiting for an update at 3 pm.
It's not over yet ...

- Paulette enroute
  • By KMarion Dyer <kmarion_dyer at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 22:11:23 +0000 (UTC)
Good evening
Bermuda was bustling today. Shops gas stations and hardware stores with long lines. I spent the day getting out house sorted and then went up to my son who has a farm with lots of seedlings, and some rabbits and quails. That was quite the adventure in between a few heavy showers. The hurricane will be arriving as high tide occurs... So there will be some flooding. 
I went for  a drive this afternoon to watch the ocean. It was beautiful. I have attached a few photos and a video.
My furrows are all safely inside.
Will keep you posted as I am able.

- Paulette
  • By Susan Thomas <sargassosue at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 17:50:44 -0300
Here is a pic of us (i helped i swear) boarding up.  As you can see we have a 
south shore exposure and we are pretty high up.  We will spend Tomo night with 
friends.  Today i did some last minute errands and i saw some shops boarding up 
and lots of crews out cutting back trees.  The line to get to the dump was 
super long.  
we are expecting 9hours of hurricane (cat2) conditions.  Govt has announced 
schools closed mon & tues. 
Clear skies right now.  Might pop down to beach later to see the surf.

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- Paulette - be nice.
  • By KMarion Dyer <kmarion_dyer at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 02:03:42 +0000 (UTC)
Bermuda has been very blessed so far this season. Haven't had to post for a while. Tomorrow will be busy in supermarkets and hardware stores. Not looking forward to those lines...  WIll do my best to keep you updated. 

- Paulette
  • By bermuda at henagulph.bm
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:38:56 -0300
As Sue said yesterday, 'all has been quiet for ages.' It was today in 2006
Florence became the first hurricane here since terrible Fabian on Sept 5th 2003.
Humberto was last year on the 18th/19th inst.
Fingers crossed for Paulette...

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- Paulette
  • By Susan Thomas <sargassosue at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:53:33 -0300
Just checking in here.  Haven’t been around in a while as all has been quiet 
for ages in our neck of the woods.  I’ll keep you all posted as Paulette nears. 
 ..... people are already starting to pay attention locally. 

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