News Release: DOCKYARD, Bermuda – Hurricane preparation procedures have been initiated by the West End Development Corporation as a precaution against the forecasted impact of Hurricane Paulette.

A Wedco spokesperson said: “We are closely monitoring the progress of the storm, which is currently forecast to be a Category 2 hurricane when at its closest point to Bermuda.

“We have initiated our hurricane preparation procedures in the Royal Naval Dockyard starting with the evacuation of the marina.

“As part of our standard preparations, boats are stored in the South Basin, the North Rock car park and in between the buildings on Smithery Lane.

“Due to this, these areas will be closed to the public once the boats are in place. Clocktower Parade, in front of the Clocktower mall, will be temporarily re-opened to facilitate the traffic flow.

“Detour signage will be in place and online updates will be posted. Please be cognizant of this and drive through the area slowly and carefully to ensure your safety and the safety of the boats being stored throughout Dockyard.

“Wedco staff will be checking the buildings and grounds at Dockyard and taking the necessary precautionary actions in the coming days.”

Wedco will be updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages at facebook.com/dockyardbermuda and twitter.com/DockyardBermuda.