The Panic Button – Important Contact Details for Hurricane Season

The Bermuda Weather Service:

The BWS supplies weather information to the media, including two local weather-dedicated TV channels and a variety of marine users, including the many visiting yachts. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre staff relay our forecasts on Marine VHF radio, weather channel 2. The BWS works in close liaison with Bermuda’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) and the US National Hurricane Center.

Radio Stations:

1610 AM  / 100.1 FM – Government of Bda Emergency Information
(broadcasts emergency information, such as hurricane watches and warnings)

162.400 – The Government of Bermuda’s Maritime Operations Centre has also set up a shortwave radio station in 2007 (call-sign: ZBR)

1340 AM / 89.1 FM – ZBM (Bermuda Broadcasting news)

1160 / 1280 / 1450 AM – VSB (broadcasting BBC UK, BBN, and Gold)


The Bermuda Government’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) has established these emergency shelters:

Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium, 1 Cedarbridge Lane, Prospect

Whitney Institute, 59 Middle Road, Smith’s

The shelters usually open their doors to the public during the “warning” stage of the hurricane emergency. If you need to evacuate your home, the EMO suggests you take pre-assembled emergency supplies with you to the nearest emergency shelter.

Phone Numbers:

Emergency phone number: 911

Police Headquarters phone number: 295-0011

Somerset Police Station phone number: 234-1010

St. George’s Police Station phone number: 297-1122

Southside Police Station phone number: 293-2222

BELCO phone number to report power outages: 955

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