The Ministry of National Security is issuing the following update from the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) regarding Hurricane Florence. The public is advised that as of this afternoon (Sept. 6):
Bermuda will join other localities in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise on March 15, 2018, titled CARIBE WAVE 18. The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region. The Bermuda Weather Service will receive direct email messaging from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center during the exercise, simulating a similar process to that of a real event.
Ministerial Statement by the Minister of National Security, The Hon. Wayne M. Caines JP, MP
Mr. Speaker, I am immensely proud to advise this Honourable House that a contingent of thirty (30) men and women of the Royal Bermuda Regiment and six (6) Bermuda Police officers have now deployed to support the UK’s efforts in the Caribbean Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Department of Parks advises of dangerous waves and rip currents on South Shore beaches
The Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) advised that as of the 11:30 am forecast Bermuda is now under Tropical Storm Watch.
After consultation with the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), the BWS has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Bermuda and the surrounding Marine Area due to the NHC forecast for Hurricane Katia.
The Chief Medical Officer reported today that the Department of Health has recorded a laboratory confirmed case of influenza A (H1N1). He noted that 13 year old visitor to the island was seen in the Emergency Room at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital within the last two weeks with symptoms suggestive of influenza.