News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – As Bermuda readies for the arrival of Hurricane Fiona, the City of Hamilton reminds City businesses and residents to prepare early and secure their properties to minimize any damage. Anything that can become a potential projectile must be stored safely, including wheelie bins.
The last garbage collection in the City before Hurricane Fiona’s arrival is scheduled for 3:30pm (revised from 2:30pm) on Thursday afternoon and we strongly advise that all trash be placed out for collection before this time. All bins must be secured by business owners and residents after this time.
All City trash must be out for collection no later than 3:30pm.
Trash collection in the City will resume once it is safe to do so.
Through the week, City crews have been prepping Hamilton for the storm; trimming trees, removing street furniture, banners, flags and planters, and ensuring that all City storm drains are clear to lessen the risk of any potential flooding. Tree trimming continues today, and sandbags will be put in place at City Hall and any other low-lying Corporation properties by end of day on Thursday.
The City Parks crew is braced to handle significant leaf litter post-storm and ask for the public’s patience as we work to clear this debris.
General City clean-up crews will be assembled only after a damage assessment is performed.
Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Fiona, the administrative offices of the Corporation of Hamilton in City Hall and at the Works Depot on Laffan Street will be closed on Friday, September 23rd. Both art galleries in City Hall will also be closed through this duration.
City businesses and residents are encouraged to check the City’s social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any City updates as Hurricane Fiona approaches as well as post-storm.