The Department of Homeland Security issued advice regarding Hurricane Fiona that could affect Bermuda later this week.
As of noon today, the storm was located 1,041 miles south of Bermuda, and was moving at 8 mph.
Noon update from the Bermuda weather service today. (photo, BWS)
Its closest approach over the next 72 hours is expected at 12 noon on Wednesday, when it is expected to be 603 miles south-southwest of the island.
National Hurricane Center (NHC) 2-Day Tropical Atlantic Weather Forecast
A department spokesperson said: “The Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Weeks, has indicated that the Emergency Measures Organization is likely to hold a meeting early this week to get the latest update from the Bermuda Weather Service.
“However, the public is encouraged to take this weekend off to make sure they are prepared for the storm.”
Hurricane Preparation List
Make any small repairs around the house.
Insurance of outdoor furniture.
Review family plans and update them with any changes to phone numbers and other important information.
Stock up on any prescriptions your family and pets order and make sure you have at least two weeks on hand.
Check your hurricane-fighting kit to make sure you have flashlights, a portable radio with spare batteries, and a stock of non-perishable foods to keep your family going for seven days.
Make sure your home insurance policy is up to date.
Check with your vulnerable neighbors and ask them if they need any help with their preparations.
Residents are encouraged to keep abreast of updates regarding Tropical Storm Fiona by visiting www.weather.bm