Hurricane Season

Batten Down the Hatches

You know how to prepare your home in the face of a hurricane, you know the essentials to stock up on - but do you know how to secure your bike, car or boat? These big ticket items are investments that you definitely want to protect. Up your game this hurricane season with some fantastic tips and tricks to help you be prepared! BIKES Store it Inside If space permits you to do so, consider storing your...

IPN’S TOP 5 TIPS – from years gone by…

Run Your Portable Generator Every Few Months Just like humans, generators need to get a little exercise every once in a while. Electrical experts agree that running your generator every few months will keep the electric starter’s battery fresh and charged. Before firing up your dusty portable generator, make sure it’s outside in a well-ventilated area to avoid breathing in harmful fumes....

Stoltzfus – Sourcing Bermuda’s Needs – Large or Small!

27 years ago, the owner of our company met a Bermudian that had been purchasing quality Amish leather harnesses and carriages handcrafted in Lancaster County PA. He also inquired about feed and supplies from our sister company Stoltzfus Feed & Supply. Our friend expressed the desire that we consolidate his purchases and ship them in one container to Bermuda. Through this trust Stoltzfus Export &...

The World of Storm Systems

A storm, squall, cyclone, typhoon, gale, hurricane, thunderstorm…the list could go on. There are many names out there for rainy weather. As Bermudians, we are adept at checking out the forecast and listening in on storm watches. The summer’s not the same without one or two hurricane warnings. But do we really know much about them? We use these names interchangeably but they do mean different things....

GENERATORS – 7 tips for maintaining your portable generator

Here we go again—rummaging through your garage for your portable generator. A hurricane will be bearing down in just a matter of hours, but just when you go to fire your backup power source up… nothing! The generator won’t start. Don’t be stuck with a broken generator. Proper generator maintenance is essential if you want to avoid panicked maintenance calls and unneeded, last-minute...

Get Ready! It’s Hurricane Season

Making sure you’re safe during the storm! Investing in storm protection for our homes is one of life’s necessities when living on an island. We know it can be quite expensive… but the price of NOT doing it can be far more. If you have lived in Bermuda long enough, you’ve surely experienced a storm or 2 or even the thrill of weathering out a Hurricane and know how much damage can occur. At...

Preparing for Stormy Times

Preparation is vital when dealing with the unexpected. As another hurricane season gets underway, it is important that you take the time to prepare while all is calm, so that you can limit potential damage should the wind blow. Check Your Policies The first step to being covered during a storm is to make sure your insurance policies are up to date. If you’ve purchased new outdoor furniture or completed...

Our Top 10 TIPS!

Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe (see BELCO article on Page 9). Assess the rest of the property for areas of weakness; loose railings, gates and light fixtures can cause property damage during high winds. Create that perfect playlist! Sit down and organize your favorite music...

Cut your losses – by trimming your trees

When you move into a new home, you may wonder how it will fare in a hurricane. Are you more or less likely to lose power in your new location? You might be surprised to learn that your own actions can have a very real impact on the likelihood of a power outage in your area. The simple act of trimming trees ten feet away from power lines vastly reduces the number of outages experienced year-round,...

Hurricane Plan

Bermuda is no stranger to hurricanes. From the storm in 1609 that sent the Sea Venture crashing into our reefs, they have been a part of life on the Island. Hurricane Season runs from 1st June to 30th November, but recent data suggests that the chance of Bermuda being hit by a hurricane is highest in September and October. Hurricane Emily Bermuda’s worst hurricane for decades scored a direct hit on...

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