Posts Tagged "Hurricane Igor"

Bus drivers are “insensitive” says Premier Brown on their decision not to work

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bus drivers are “insensitive”  says Premier Brown on their decision not to work

UNIONIZED bus drivers are accused by the Premier of showing little compassion to fellow islanders by their decision to walk off the job today. Early this morning, fresh after resuming service following the impact of Hurricane Igor, operators decided that the roads were not safe enough to drive on. And their counterparts in the Ferry Service have appearently joined them in stopping work, ZBM television reported this evening. Premier Dr. Ewart Brown, also Minister of Transport, is not happy to say the least. Dr. Brown said in a media statement: “The Ministry of Tourism and Transport has...

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Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore: King of drama and exaggeration — OPINION

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Opinion | 1 comment

Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore: King of drama and exaggeration — OPINION

JIM CANTORE. Across the U.S. he is The Weather Channel’s main man when it comes to covering extreme weather – he has made a name for himself. He also is what I call the ‘Great Exaggerator.’   Mr. Cantore, 46, a meteorologist, is no stranger to Bermuda, he has been here many times before coming here this week to cover Hurricane Igor. And he did this time, exactly what I thought he would: Hype up the effects of Igor. Wikkipedia says of him: “A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, who was raised in White River Junction, Vermont, Cantore graduated from Lyndon State College in...

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Bermuda Wired: Dedicated Hurricane Igor coverage this weekend

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda Wired: Dedicated Hurricane Igor coverage this weekend

Bermuda Wired, the island’s FIRST online news web site is dedicating this weekend to constant coverage of dangerous Hurricane Igor. An Internet radio report is planned for Saturday afternoon, provided the electricity is not cut by the high winds. Plus, when electricity is lost, Bermuda Wired cameras will be out in the storm taking still and video images. As soon as power is restored, expect those images and video to be uploaded on this web site. At minimum, you can expect photos of Igor’s wrath as soon as possible after Sunday, the time of most impact. If you have important...

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Igor will strike early Monday morning — latest forecast

Posted by on Sep 17, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Igor will strike early Monday morning — latest forecast

HURRICANE IGOR’S closest point of approach to Bermuda has been updated to early Monday morning.  At that time the storm is expected to be located just 10 nautical miles to the east of the island, says the Bermuda Weather Service. Tropical Storm-force winds are expected to develop Saturday night then increase to hurricane-force Sunday evening. Wind speed and direction will depend on subtle track changes that are likely over the next few days, says a ZBM radio reports. As of 4.30 today the island was under a Hurricane Warning — that means winds of 74 MPH or greater are...

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