BERMUDA Post Hurricane Gonzalo: Serious damage island wide. Damage assessment and clean-up underway
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BERMUDA Post Hurricane Gonzalo: Serious damage island wide. Damage assessment and clean-up underway

BERMUDA – After going through Tropical Storm Fay one week ago, Bermudians have woken up to massive damage on the island with more than 31,200 without electricity.  By 9.30AM Saturday morning, 28,850 customers were still without power.  Large areas are unreachable due to fallen trees and downed poles.

Police and Emergency Services have requested residents to remain at home and do not go out sightseeing.  Police will stop vehicles on the road.  Priority clearance areas are getting access to the hospital and the main roads.

The Causeway appears to be intact based on an initial assessment and should re-open by midday.  The airport is in a good state and should re-open on Sunday.  A Police Headquarters also suffered minor roof damage and part of the roof of the House of Parliament is damaged.

Many boats have been damaged or destroyed.  There are a lot of damaged roofs throughout the island.

There were no fatalities and some minor injuries.  66 persons made use of a hurricane shelter.

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