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Several Nassau Hurricane Shelters at Capacity - Oct 5, 2016 - 9:59:43 PM

October 5, 2016

The following Hurricane Shelters are at capacity levels:

· Hill View Seventh Day Adventist Church – Tonique Williams Darling Highway is at capacity with 305 people. Can accommodate 250.

· New Providence Community Church, Blake Road is at capacity with 183 people. Can accommodate 150.

· St Barnabas Anglican Church on Wuff Road and Blue Hill Road is at capacity with 60 people...

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From Yamacraw to Western New Providence brace for storm surge; heavy rain - Oct 5, 2016 - 8:56:19 PM


NASSAU, The Bahamas – Due to the potential excessive flooding posed by Hurricane Matthew, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is strongly advising residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek the nearest hurricane shelters in their respective areas.

According to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology, residents in low-lying areas and on coastal roads should contact their local district administrator or NEMA office to make arrangements for relocation to a hurricane shelter before the onset of the tropical storm force winds...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama Residents in Low-Lying Areas Urged to Move Before Arrival of Hurricane Matthew - Oct 5, 2016 - 5:24:12 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Members of Grand Bahama’s Disaster Preparedness Committee held a press briefing on Wednesday morning in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which is currently moving through The Bahamas as a Category 3 storm.

Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said “Grand Bahama is in its final stage of our Disaster Response Plan and I’m quite pleased with my travels from East to West Grand Bahama, that the residents are taking this storm very seriously.”

He stressed that those residents in low-lying areas ought to seek refuge in the Hurricane Shelters that were opened from 12 this afternoon...
News : Local
(Updated) Bahamas Power and Light issues Controlled Shutdown Update - Oct 5, 2016 - 3:44:38 PM

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BAHAMAS POWER AND LIGHT UPDATE regarding Hurricane Matthew affecting The Bahamas...

Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is revising an earlier release after new information from the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

Earlier forecasts called for tropical storm force conditions to begin impacting New Providence Wednesday afternoon and hurricane force conditions around midnight. Now, new forecasts show that tropical storm force conditions will not impact New Providence until midnight with hurricane force conditions expected at abou t 7am on Thursday morning...

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NEMA designates Kendal Isaacs Gym and TAR National Stadium as hurricane shelters - Oct 5, 2016 - 3:44:22 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – In a coordinated effort amongst the relevant agencies the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has designated the Kendal D L Isaacs Gymnasium as a Hurricane shelter as New Providence braces for the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew.

The gym opened at about noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and accommodated six families who presented themselves for refuge at that time. The gym, located at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre has the capacity to accommodate 460 people.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Residents of West End, East Grand Bahama and southern coastal areas urged to evacuate - Oct 5, 2016 - 2:58:21 PM

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( The Tribune) Evacuation orders have been issued in Grand Bahama for residents in West End, outlying settlements along the southern coast and in East Grand Bahama.

Emergency Operation Centres have been activated, and all shelters were open at noon on Wednesday.

Minister for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville advised all residents in those areas where an evacuation order has been issued to get to a designated shelter or with families members who live inland.

News : New Providence
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to close 11am Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Oct 4, 2016 - 11:29:26 PM



12:00 noon --- Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is operating as normal today.

NAD convened a meeting with its airport stakeholders and the Bahamas Meteorological Department and it was determined that LPIA will close at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016...

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NEMA releases Weather-Related Hashtags - Oct 4, 2016 - 12:02:54 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has released engaging content, attached graphics to social media posts.

Launched are collections of severe weather related graphics and content that you, the public, can share with your families as the country braces for the impact of the dangerous Hurricane Matthew

Learn what to do before, during, and after a hurricane if you search for #PrepMatthewBah on Twitter and you will get a list of precautionary alerts...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
New Providence & Grand Bahama Gov't Offices to Close Tuesday at 3pm - Oct 4, 2016 - 11:29:39 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas– The Cabinet Office has announced that all Government Offices in New Providence and Grand Bahama will be closed as of 3pm today – Tuesday, October 4 – until further notice.

The Cabinet Office further advises Bahamians throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to continue with their hurricane preparations and to observe all National Advisories/Alerts/Watches/Warnings issued by the National Emergency Management Agency, the Bahamas Department of Meteorology and other essential Government Ministries/Corporations/Agencies and Departments.
News : Local
Schools in Southeastern Bahamas Closed Until Further Notice - Schools in Central Bahamas to Close Tuesday - Oct 4, 2016 - 10:20:17 AM

PUBLIC SCHOOLS in the SOUTH EASTERN Bahamas will CLOSE TOMORROW, MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

These islands include:

MAYAGUANA, INAGUA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS, RAGGED ISLAND, LONG CAY and SAMANA CAY.

Schools in the CENTRAL BAHAMAS will close on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4th.

These islands include: LONG ISLAND, CAT ISLAND, RUM CAY, SAN SALVADOR and EXUMA...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Christie Speaks on Hurricane Matthew and Plans Implemented for its Bahamas Landfall - Oct 4, 2016 - 9:47:19 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, on October 3, 2016, addressed the nation on the plans already implemented for the approaching Hurricane Matthew, which is already at a category 4 level.

"As of now, we are urging all Bahamians to take maximum safety precautions for yourselves and for your families," Prime Minister Christie said at the press event held at the Cabinet Office. "It costs the Government a great deal if they have to go in hazardous circumstances and situations to rescue people and we try to avoid that."
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Update #2: All Schools in Northwest Bahamas to be Closed on Wednesday - Oct 3, 2016 - 11:36:20 PM

Nassau, Bahamas – 3rd October, 2016 –The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes to advise that ALL schools in the NORTHWEST BAHAMAS will be CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, 5th October, 2016. No staff or students are to report to schools on this day as we brace for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew. Further updates and notifications on the reopening of schools will be provided as soon as the ‘all clear’ is given.

The islands in the Northwest Bahamas include:  Abaco, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, New Providence.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama Readies for Hurricane Matthew - Oct 3, 2016 - 11:09:55 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville brought all the players to the table early Monday morning ensuring that all agencies are on the same page when it comes to facing Hurricane Matthew.

Assembled in the Conference Room at the Ministry for Grand Bahama were the three Administrators from throughout Grand Bahama: Brenda Colebrooke, from West Grand Bahama District, Preston Cunningham from the City of Freeport, and Harvey Roberts from East Grand Bahama...
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College of The Bahamas Closure for Hurricane Matthew - Oct 3, 2016 - 9:04:58 PM

As The Bahamas remains under threat from Hurricane Matthew, please be advised that The College’s Oakes Field and Grosvenor Close campuses in New Providence and the Northern Bahamas Campus in East Grand Bahama will be closed on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. This means that operations and classes will be suspended. The closure includes the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre and Chapter One Bookstore.

Gerace Research Centre in San Salvador will be activated as a hurricane shelter effective Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.Following the passage of Hurricane Matthew and after the National Emergency Management Agency has issued the official “all clear”, a thorough assessment will be conducted of all College facilities and a subsequent notice will be issued regarding the resumption of operations and classes at the respective campuses...

News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy to Temporarily Suspend Consular Services Due to Hurricane Matthew - Oct 3, 2016 - 5:31:17 PM

Due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Matthew on The Bahamas, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau will be closed for routine Consular Services from Wednesday, October 5 through Friday, October 7. The Consular Section will only offer emergency American Citizen Services between Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Friday, October 7.

Individuals who had nonimmigrant visa appointments scheduled for these days can reschedule their appointments by visiting the appointment scheduling website...
News : Local
Bahamasair suspends service to Southern Bahamas due to Hurricane Matthew - Oct 2, 2016 - 11:23:14 AM

Bahamasair wishes to advise the travelling public that due to the impending approach of Hurricane Matthew, all services to the southern islands will be suspended effective Tuesday October 4th.

Persons affected as a result of Hurricane Matthew to and from these destinations can contact our Reservations department to make alternate travel plans. Passengers will be accommodated without a change of itinerary fee...
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Heavy showers and thunderstorms to affect TCI and Southeast Bahamas this aftenroon - Aug 26, 2016 - 2:26:31 PM

The area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave between northeast Cuba and the Southeast Bahamas has become less organized and conditions less favorable for development over the next two days or so.

However, light to moderate rains with pockets of heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas this afternoon which includes Inagua, Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island; the Central Bahamas tonight and tomorrow which includes Exuma and its Cays, Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, and Long Island...
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NEMA continues to monitor the tropics; issues flood safety tips - Aug 26, 2016 - 12:56:38 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency continues to closely monitor the activities in the tropics, particularly the movements of a system projected to produce heavy rainfall across the Southeastern and Northern Bahamas.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has advised that a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is moving through the Southeastern Bahamas producing gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall over the portions of the country during the next day or two, as an elongated upper trough extends across the Northern Bahamas...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Makes History and is Sanctioned “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors” at 2016 EAA AirVenture - Jul 30, 2016 - 6:52:32 AM

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OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – The Bahamas continue to achieve monumental success and set historic records on the international front, this time being named the First “Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors” by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The announcement was made on July 26, at the 2016 EAA AirVenture Conference, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and accepted by representatives of the Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

NOAA which has a membership of 3,300 weather professionals, started the ‘Weather Ready Nation Ambassador” initiative three years ago to educate its citizens on the importance of preparedness and protection in weather conditions..
Bahamas Weather
Saharan Dust Over The Bahamas - Jul 12, 2016 - 10:19:17 PM

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For the month of July so far, we have received just 0.02 inches of rain at LPIA (the majority of the days basically reported no rain or simply just a trace). The climatological average at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the month of July is 5.89 inches. A key reason for the lack of rain, and even lack of clouds, is dry air streaming all the way from the Sahara Desert in Africa. Huge plumes of dusty dry mid-level air make their way across from the far eastern Atlantic, over the Caribbean and Antilles, and sometimes to the southeast U.S. We can identify such days by a hazy, milky sky and a suspicious absence of afternoon clouds and thunderstorms. Yes, it looks like another event of Saharan dust will be over us for the next three to four days minimum, at least keeping significant rainfall activity at a bare minimum. This dry Saharan dust plume makes the sky appear milky white and the boundary of the clouds appears to be blending in with the milky white sky...

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