Ferocious Hurricane Ian Tears Across Florida Ripping Up Trees & Flooding Homes

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Sky News: LONDON, England, By Martha Kelner/US - Locals woke to a storm which had exploded into a behemoth overnight. It is as if Hurricane Ian was designed for destruction, not just bringing 155mph wind but storm surge - a tsunami-like wall of water - up to 12 feet high in places.  Fort Myers, ... Read more

Ian powers up to a Category 4 hurricane as it nears Florida

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Associated Press: ST PETERSBURG, Fla, By Curt Anderson — Hurricane Ian intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm with top winds of 140 mph (220 kph) as it approached Florida and forecasters predicted it would retain that strength until landfall. A stretch of the heavily populated Gu... Read more

Final Public Consultation Event For The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan 

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Home Affairs reminds the public that the third and final town hall-style public consultation event on creating Bermuda's Draft Blue Prosperity Plan will be held tomorrow at St. James Church Hall, Somerset, from 6pm to 7:30pm.  It is essential for... Read more

City Clean-Up Post Hurricane Fiona

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The City of Hamilton wishes to inform the public of progress made regarding the City’s clean-up effort following Hurricane Fiona. Teams from the City’s Engineering, Sanitation and Parks sections mobilized immediately following the hurricane, as soon as it w... Read more

Hurricane Ian Lashes Cuba As Cat 3 Storm, Aims At Florida

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Associated Press: HAVANA, Cuba — A strengthening Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds lashed Cuba’s western tip, where authorities have evacuated 50,000 people, as it became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and roared on a path that could see it hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurr... Read more

Horseshoe Bay Remains Open, Adjacent Beaches Dangerously Eroded

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Department of Parks, and the Ministry of Public Works, wish to advise the public of the current status of South Shore beaches following the passage of Hurricane Fiona. Following checks conducted by the Parks Department, a Ministry spokesperson said: “At thi... Read more

Horticultural Waste Drop-Off Fees Waived This Week

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public that the normal fees associated with commercial disposal of horticultural waste will be waived this week following the passage of Hurricane Fiona. As a reminder, horticultural waste that is dropped off in privat... Read more

Ian Becomes A Hurricane With Rapid Strengthening Expected Today

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WPEC West Palm Beach/MSN: By Jennifer Collins - After additional strengthening overnight, Ian is now a category one hurricane with maximum winds of 75 mph moving to the northwest at 14 mph. Hurricane Ian will continue to rapidly intensify on Monday as it approaches western Cuba. Ian wil... Read more

Tropical Storm Ian Strengthens. Cuba In Path, Then A Curve Toward Florida Expected

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Miami Herald: By Alex Harris - Tropical Storm Ian was strengthening in the eastern Caribbean Saturday morning, on its way to becoming what forecasters say could be a Category 3 hurricane threatening Cuba, then Florida early next week. Most of Florida remains in the cone, and under a state of emer... Read more

Florida Could Be Hit With Major Hurricane As Tropical Depression 9 May Strengthen Into Category 3 Storm

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New York Daily News: By Jessica Schladebeck - The newest tropical depression stirring in the Caribbean Sea is poised to strike Florida as a potentially powerful Category 3 hurricane early next week. Tropical Depression 9 formed in the central Caribbean Sea early Friday and is moving west-northwes... Read more