Saturday 5 December, 2020

Over 3,000 Bermudians remain without power after Hurricane Paulette

The impact of Hurricane Paulette in Bermuda on September 14, 2020. Photo: Christopher Famous

The impact of Hurricane Paulette in Bermuda on September 14, 2020. Photo: Christopher Famous

A large portion of Bermudians are still without any electricity and water supply after the island was impacted by Hurricane Paulette over the weekend.

The Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) said 3,471 of its customers remain off the power grid while over 20,000 connections were restored.

Pembroke and Devonshire, which are located in the central portion of Bermuda, are the worst affected communities with over 1,800 people disconnected.

Loop News spoke with a Jamaican chef, who is a resident of Pembroke, and he said Bermuda was speared most of the damage from Paulette.

The chef, who goes by the name Davis, said islanders are usually prepared for a hurricane.

“Almost every year we get a hurricane over here so we are always prepared. A lot of places have reopened today but it’s just for the power to return,” Davis said.

Bermuda is forecast to be impacted by a major hurricane next week with the arrival of Tropical Storm Teddy.

Teddy is expected to be at least a category three hurricane when it is near Bermuda.

Davis said residents have already started preparing themselves for whatever Teddy brings.

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