Anyone know how Bermuda is faring?

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Sep 11th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Anyone know how Bermuda is faring?

Anyone have friendly contacts there who have reported on how my favorite island is handling the hurricane?
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Sep 11th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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I have an aunt there. Her sister spoke with her during and after the storm.

Trees and vegetation damaged. They are without electricity. But thankfully she doesn't have any structural damage to her home. She did say that some houses were damaged.
I'm planning to call her later tonight after work.

YOu could also check the Royal Gazette's website.

http://www.theroyalgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
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Sep 11th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Thanks!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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We went in spring of 2004, so we got to hear all about Fabian and see some of the damage (like at the Wyndham - can't remember for some reason what it was before). People kept telling us that Bermuda only gets hit once every ten years or so, so it would be safe for another 9 years! Sounds like Florence didn't do too much damage - am happy to hear!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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CNN is reporting no major structural damage. I was worried, too, cantstayhome, been checking www.weather.bm and CNN all day. I have been there during hurricanes and the days after and the Bermudian can do spirit is an inspiration. No "woe is me" "who is going to help me" attitudes at all. They just get on with the job of repair. I will continue to hope for good news of that beautiful island and her gracious people.
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Sep 11th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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go to
http://www.stormcarib.com
and check out the Bermuda storm reports.
first ahnd reports from weatehr correspondents who live there.
soem pictures too.
they are hanging in there ok, it seeems.
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Sep 11th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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Thanks Barbara.

So that's what my aunt meant when she said "we're being pounded!"
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Sep 11th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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I am not seeing any photos on that link, Barbara, tell me how to view them, please.
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Sep 11th, 2006, 02:55 PM
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The one thing that definitely comes out in the first hand reports is the sense of humor. Gotta love it!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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when you go to the link, on the right hand side of the page, you should see
Latest local updates from the special
hurricane correspondents on the islands:
click on Bermuda and scroll down.
There are a series of reports from various people in Bermuda.
some of them have attached photos to their report.
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Sep 11th, 2006, 03:33 PM
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cmcfong,
Check this link. It has some pics.
It's from Reuters:

http://tinyurl.com/qwycx

Another one from Canada.com
http://tinyurl.com/h49kl
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Sep 11th, 2006, 03:42 PM
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Just spoke with my aunt. She was cooking a pot of soup during the storm! Gotta love her!

She's gone out to survey the damage.

Rumour has it there was a tornado before the storm that caused some damage.

She says there was not much rain with the storm, just a lot of wind...which blew a lot of the salty water onto some properties...which has "burned" up quite a bit of trees.


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Sep 11th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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Thanks, JAGirl and Barbara. I got it (or rather them)!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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...and now we must keep an eye on Gordon...

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Any damage to the Pompano Beach club?
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