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Call for continued vigilance over storms

Tidy up: Corporation of Hamilton workers cleanup small amounts of debris outside Victoria Park, after Tropical Strom Karl passed over the island (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

After Tropical Storm Karl, national security minister Jeff Baron has encouraged the public to remain vigilant for the remainder of storm season. TS Karl brushed past the island on Saturday. Although 816 Belco customers were left without power, the storm’s impact on the island was otherwise minimal. Senator Baron reiterated his thanks to the emergency services and the general public for their diligence in handling TS Karl. “Although this was what some would call a non-event, it’s important that we always remain prepared to respond to any weather event, spontaneous or pre-planned,” he said.

“Bermudians are very good at remaining aware, and not letting complacency set in when faced with a storm. That’s evidenced by the amount of activity in the week leading up to Saturday. From shopping to social media, people were looking at this as a serious event and preparing for it. We still have another six to eight weeks of storm season. It’s really important we continue to have that awareness throughout.”