Hurricane Help and Checklist
Such hurricanes can cause serious damages to property and people. In order to prepare well in advance and take all necessary safeguard measures, there are guidelines and checklist to help counter hurricane effects.
In Bermuda, EMO (Emergency Measures Org.) provides frequent updates of current status.
EMO has a website called www.emobermuda.com where they keep posting regular updates starting from the time when a hurricane is forecasted, during the hurricane period and post hurricane when the restoration is in progress. For example, they will post when the airport is closing out, whether the schools and any bridges or causeways have been closed out.
Similarly after the hurricane, they will post about when the schools, shops and restaurants at various places are reopening, whether the ferry and bus services have resumed, or power has been restored in places where there was a disruption and so on.
EMO also provides the hurricane updates through the radio station FM 100.1 in Bermuda which is the government emergency broadcast station. Regular weather updates are provided by Bermuda's weather services www.weather.bm.
Here are the important numbers that you may need at the time of emergency in Bermuda:
911: Ambulance, fire, police and marine rescue
955: For power outages. Do not call Belco or any power company during a storm.
295-5151: Works & Engineering
236-2345: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
There is Government’s Emergency Assistance Organization (EAO) who can also be contacted for any emergency assistance after the storm has passed. Call EAO at 292-6325 or 292-6339, should you require emergency help after the storm.
Here is the checklist and hurricane help measures that EMO (Emergency Measures Organization) advises:
In addition, both the EMO and Belco advise that you should stock up the following items:
1) Check Bermuda Hurricane to know all about hurricanes in Bermuda.
2) Check out Bermuda Weather & Climate to know all about weather and climate in Bermuda.
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