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Hurricane in Bermuda

Monday, 20 September 2010

Type of Event:
Hurricane
Location of Event:
Bermuda
Date of Charter Activation:
20/09/2010
Charter Requestor:
UK cabinet office

Description of the event

The eye of Hurricane Igor passed over Bermuda in the early hours of Monday 20 September.  The tall-side of the hurricane is likely to take up to 24 hours to clear Bermuda. Although now a category one hurricane flooding is expected due to Bermuda low lying nature, Sunday’s forecast from the National Hurricane Centre also predicts heavy rainfall and a dangerous storm surge (raised sea level) which will cause “significant coastal flooding".