We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following people to this paper: Roger Williams, head of the Bermuda Weather Service at the time of Hurricane Fabian, for his invaluable assistance in data collection; Rodney Johnson and Paul Lethaby of what is now the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences for processing the Warwick Camp wind speed data; and Edida Rajesh and coworkers at RMS India for processing the satellite imagery. We would also like to thank Bruce Harper, David Henderson, and two anonymous reviewers for their comments on an earlier draft of this paper. The Warwick Camp wind speed data were provided by the Bermuda Electric Light Company, while the digital terrain model of Bermuda and the building database were both provided by the Bermuda Ministry of Works and Engineering and Housing. The H*WIND surface wind field analyses used in this study were obtained from the website of NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division. Partial financial support for publication of this paper was provided by RMS.
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