Bernews.com is live blogging the situation in Bermuda post-Igor. The main news seems to be that this was not a highly destructive storm – thank God. The comment has been repeated that “this was not a Fabian”.
No loss of life, damage is “minimal” (compared to past storms). Cleanup is under way.
If you’ve been praying for Bermuda, please continue. The cleanup will take a while, and hopefully this storm has increased receptivity to the God of the land and sea.
Still getting reports from folks on the island. The power is out for about half the island, and there is some significant flooding in places – but Bermuda seems to be holding its own, through the grace of God.
As I write this, the eye of the storm is close to passing by, maybe doing so right now. A few more hours to ride out.
There’s a live video feed here – cuts in and out, but gives you an idea of the winds involved.
Please keep praying.
Bermuda is about to have a very unwelcome visitor. After managing to avoid entertaining three other storms this season, Hurricane Igor is currently knocking on Bermuda’s door in an insistent way.
Igor is unwelcome, but certainly not unexpected. Preparations are being laid on for Bermuda’s guest. The EMO is meeting. There are plenty of folks ready to serve; before, during, and after. There’s more than one visitor from out of town stopping by. And so on.
Bermuda has historically stood up to hurricanes fairly well. The buildings there are some of the best constructed in the world when it comes to enduring high winds. And, as all the preparations show, Bermuda has been down this road before.
But there are no guarantees. 72 hours from now, Bermudians may be smiling over another mild brush – or not. I’m praying, and I hope that you will too, for the lives and property of the people of Bermuda as Igor approaches.