Woman Swept Away by Floods in UK Feared to be FIFTH Person Killed by Storm Dennis

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[caption id="attachment_22628" align="alignleft" width="345"] A baby being rescued from flooded homes in Hereford[/caption] Storm Dennis is feared to have claimed a fifth victim after a woman was swept away by floodwater in Worcestershire, with Britain still facing more rain, snow and gale-force ... Read more

Fruitful Trip Prompts New Energy Initiatives

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Late last year the Minister of Home Affairs, Walter Roban visited Barbados and Jamaica to see what strides some of our Caribbean counterparts are making with regards to the sustainable consumption and generation of energy. This meeting precipitated several initiat... Read more

Bahamas National Emergency Director: ‘We’re Close To Finalising Plans To Bury Storm Victims’

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Five months after the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, National Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell said officials are "in the process of finalising a plan that would allow them to bury storm victims who are currently being held in a refrigerated traile... Read more

Minister For Disaster Preparedness In The Bahamas: ‘We Must Have Resiliency In Buildings’ After Hurricane Dorian

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The Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness in the Bahamas says his ministry plans to introduce building proposals in the upcoming months to "support the view of building for resiliency" in the wake of Hurricane Dorian last year. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, Iram Lewis said an... Read more

Two Dead as Storm Dennis Batters Britain – Storm Classed a ‘BOMB Cyclone’ – ‘One of The Strongest EVER’

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On the international news beat this weekend in the UK, Storm Dennis has wreaked havoc since making landfall in Britain with hundreds of flights cancelled, trains delayed and already flood-ravaged areas preparing for their second bout of devastating extreme weather. Mail Online reports: "No fewer th... Read more

UK Weather: Thundersnow & Howling Wind as Storm Ciara Brings Monday of Mayhem

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[caption id="attachment_22214" align="alignleft" width="437"] People lean into the powerful winds  - Image: Getty Images[/caption] Powerful winds with snow and thunder strikes could combine in Scotland on Monday as Storm Ciara continues to wreak havoc across the UK today with powerful winds that... Read more

Antarctica Just Hit 64.9 Degrees – Its Highest Temperature Ever Recorded

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According to a report published this weekend, the World Meteorological Organization says the Antarctic Peninsula on the continent's northwest tip is among the fastest warming regions on Earth. The report, by WKYZ Studios published on February 7, said the UN weather agency "is repo... Read more

NASA: Rocket Launch Today May Be Visible From Bermuda

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A  rocket launch today Sunday (February 9) may be visible from Bermuda. A spokesperson for the US Consulate said the NASA facility in Virginia will launch the “Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft” which will be monitored live from the Tracking Station on Cooper’s Isla... Read more

Public Works Ministry to Conduct Biannual Septage Disposal Operations

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of 27 January 2020, it will conduct its Biannual Septage Disposal Operations.  These operations may result in unpleasant odors experienced in the residential areas surrounding the Marsh Folly Composti... Read more

Joint Clean Up Initiative Lands 199 Loads of Bulk Waste Delivered

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) recently held a bulky waste clean-up to encourage residents to responsibly dispose of metal waste, rubble, furniture, appliances and other large items. A Government spokesperson said: ... Read more