News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Earlier today (Sept 8) the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) met to get the latest update on Hurricane Larry.

Today’s meeting was chaired by the Minister of National Security, Renée Ming and had in attendance representatives from key EMO agencies such as the Bermuda Weather Service, Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, Belco, Parks and Public Works.

Minister Ming said: “Once again, we met to assess the latest forecast and track of Hurricane Larry. 

“The Bermuda Weather Service advised that a tropical storm warning is in effect as Hurricane Larry continues it’s track.

“The forecast remains relatively the same, with the hurricane predicted to pass well to our east on Thursday. It is also anticipated to weaken as it continues its northerly track. 

At this stage, our advisories from yesterday remain the same. We do not anticipate any interruptions to Government services, and we continue to encourage residents to remain vigilant as we navigate through this very busy hurricane season. 

“As an added note, it’s anticipated that conditions will be similar to a winter gale particularly in the eastern marine area on Thursday. Also as this storm approaches, the conditions along the south shore beaches will be unsettled and dangerous. In that regard, the Department of Parks will be putting up dangerous surf signs along the public beaches. So our public safety message continues to urge the public to use caution at our south shore beaches.

“As today progresses, the EMO will continue monitor the storm’s forecast. And if there are any changes to its track, the EMO will meet again later this evening.”

For updates on this storm system visit www.weather.bm

  • Top Feature Photo: EMO File, September 12, 2020