News update on Hurricane Jose
- Sep 9, 2017 - 6:44:15 PM
News Item On Hurricane Jose Issued By The Bahamas Department Of
Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Saturday 09th September
Core Of Dangerous Hurricane Jose Will Move Away From The Northern Leeward Islands Tonight
5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Jose Was Located Near Latitude
19.2° North And Longitude 62.4° West Or About 85 Miles Norh-Northeast Of
The Northern Leeward Islands.
Hurricane Jose Is Moving Toward The
northwest At 14 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue For The
Next Couple Of Days. On The Forecast Track, The Core
Bahamasair resumption of operations
- Sep 9, 2017 - 2:12:40 PM
Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that we will resume limited operations on
Sunday, September 10th 2017. It is our expectation, that we will resume services after 1:00pm
into Freeport, Marsh Harbour, Rock Sound and Georgetown Exuma provided that the “ALL
CLEAR” is given by the relevant authorities.
Please note our tentative operational schedule below:
Resumption Of Operations at LPIA
- Sep 9, 2017 - 2:06:03 PM
The Nassau Airport Development Company wishes to advise that the Lynden
Pindling International Airport sustained no damage from Hurricane Irma.
view of the “All Clear” issued by the National Emergency Management
Agency and the Meteorological Department, airport employees and
stakeholders are asked to safely return to the airport to prepare for
the prompt resumption of operations on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
travelling public is encouraged to contact their respective airlines
for flight information. A listing of all airlines and their contacts
can be found on LPIA’s website at www.nassaulpia.com
All Clear given for the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Sep 8, 2017 - 7:24:00 PM
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued an “ALL Clear” for the
Turks and Caicos Islands, which was pummeled by the Category 5 Hurricane
Irma in a trail of destruction and killing at least 14 people.
Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail
of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people,
according to the BBC news on Friday, September 8, 2017...
NEMA: ALL remaining Hurricane Shelters to open at 12 noon
- Sep 8, 2017 - 9:31:49 AM
ALL remaining Hurricane Shelters to open at 12 noon
ALERT: THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA IS FORECAST TO MOVE OVER OR NEAR
RAGGED ISLAND AND BETWEEN SOUTH ANDROS AND CUBA TODAY
Bahamas – All remaining emergency shelters are to open at 12 noon
today, to accommodate residents who might have to evacuate their homes
due to severe flooding expected from the dangerous Hurricane Irma...
Operations at LPIA to close Friday due to Hurricane Irma
- Sep 7, 2017 - 8:10:11 PM
The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) announces that operations
at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will continue through
the evening of Thursday, September 7, 2017 and that the airport will be
closed on Friday, September 8, 2017 until further notice.
the storm and once the “All Clear” is given by the Meteorological
Department and National Emergency Management Agency, all airport
employees and stakeholders are expected to safely return to LPIA to
assess any damage, clean up and restore the airport for the prompt
resumption of operations...
Bahamas Clinical Services will continue to Friday, 1 p.m.
- Sep 7, 2017 - 3:27:19 PM
TO ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICE EMPLOYEES:
The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health wishes to inform all
of its employees that Clinical Services will continue until Friday 8th
September, 2017 at 1pm. This sustained access to services is necessary
to ensure that the general public in need of assessment and refill of
medications are able to do so before the storm approaches.
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:The Ministry of Health, Department of
Public Health, wishes to inform the Public that healthcare services at
ALL government clinics will continue until Friday, 8thSeptember 2017....
Public Hospitals Authority Hurricane Irma Statement #1
- Sep 6, 2017 - 9:16:48 PM
The public is advised that the Public Hospitals Authority has activated
its hurricane preparedness plan. This plan specifically speaks to the
physical securing of all PHA facilities inclusive of hospitals and
clinics, the pending closure of all out-patient and specialty clinics,
the suspension of elective surgeries, cessation of visiting hours, and
the management of emergency service operations during the storm.
Princess Margaret Hospital
public is advised that all Out-patient and Specialty Clinics, inclusive
of Out-Patient Laboratory Services, Family Medicine, Surgical, Medical,
Pediatric, Skin, Comprehensive, Gynae, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT),
Neuro-development, Eye Care Center, Rehabilitation Services will be
CLOSED as of Friday September 8th 2017 due to Hurricane Irma...
Hurricane Irma - Bahamas gov't statement on staff and students in Cuba
- Sep 6, 2017 - 9:02:32 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to
questions about students in Cuba and the likely impact of Hurricane Irma,
wishes to advise, as was the case during previous hurricanes, there is no
reason for undue concern about students and staff of The Bahamas Embassy in Cuba.
The Government of Cuba is committed during
disaster events to ensure the protection and preservation of all human life
within its borders both Cuban citizens and foreign nationals.
The Government of the Republic of Cuba takes
these events very seriously...
Cable Bahamas Initiates Disaster Management Plan
- Sep 6, 2017 - 8:13:48 PM
Cable Bahamas COO, John Gomez assured subscribers and the public that
the nation’s leading communications Company is closely monitoring
Hurricane Irma as it tracks towards The Bahamas. “Our primary objective
is to ensure the continuity of services across all business entities
(i.e. video, broadband/circuits, fixed-line voice and national data
centers) during the passing of the system and the quick and efficient
restoration of impacted services.”
According to Gomez, “The Company initiated its business continuity plans on Sunday, September 3rd
as Hurricane Irma’s forecasted path indicated a potential impact on the
archipelago. Our emergency response protocol includes but is not
limited to, the following...
Updates on tropical storms Jose & Storm Katia - Bahamas Department of Meteorology
- Sep 6, 2017 - 8:06:46 AM
News Item On Tropical Storm Jose
Issued By The Bahamas Department
Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6am Wednesday 06th September
2017. … Jose Expected To Become A Hurricane By Tonight … At 5:00am Edt,
News Item On Tropical Storm Katia
Issued By The Bahamas
Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6am Wednesday 06th
September 2017. … Depression Becomes Tropical Storm Katia...
Hurricane Irma 9am alert - Bahamas Dept of Meteorology Sept 5th, 2017
- Sep 5, 2017 - 9:31:24 AM
Irma Becomes An Extremely Dangerous Category 5 Hurricane…preparations
Should Be Rushed To Completion In The Hurricane Warning Area…
Hurricane Alert Is Now In Effect For The Islands Of The Southeast
Bahamas And The Turks And Caicos Islands. This Includes The Islands Of
Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Islands, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Samana Cay,
Ragged Islands And The Turks And Caicos Islands.
A Hurricane Alert Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Expected In The Mentioned Islands Within 60 Hours.
Hurricane Irma update by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology 9pm
- Sep 4, 2017 - 10:53:13 PM
9pm Sept. 4, 2017 News Item On Hurricane Irma Issued By The Bahamas
Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Monday 04th
Irma Strengthens As It Heads Toward The Leeward Islands
Preparations Within The Warning Area Should Be Rushed To Completion
5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude
16.7° North And Longitude 54.4° West Or About 490 Miles East Of The
NEMA to test launch national alerting system
- Sep 3, 2017 - 1:33:05 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) wishes to advise the
public that testing of a multi-agency public notification system will
commence on Tuesday 5th September 2017. The initial test will involve
the dissemination of a test alert by NEMA to all active cellular mobile
subscribers in The Bahamas.
Captain Stephen Russell, Director of
NEMA says this alerting system will add to already established protocols
carried out before, during and in the immediate aftermath of any
disaster posing a threat to the country...
Hurricane Irma Update as of 6am
- Sep 1, 2017 - 11:18:56 AM
At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude
18.2° North And Longitude 36.5° West Or About 840 Miles West-northwest
Of The Cabo Verde Islands Or 1665 Miles East Of The Leeward Islands.
Irma Is Moving Toward The West-northwest At 12 Mph. A Turn Toward The
West Is Expected By Tonight, Followed By A Turn Toward The
West-southwest On Saturday...
News Item on Tropical Storm Harvey & Tropical Storm Irma
- Aug 30, 2017 - 6:30:01 PM
News item on Tropical Storm Harvey issued by the Bahamas Department of
Meteorology Forecast Office section, at 6pm Wednesday 30th August 2017.
… Harvey still producing tropical-storm-force winds near the Louisiana Coast …
News item on Tropical storm Irma issued by the Bahamas Department of
Meteorology forecast office section, at 6pm Wednesday 30th August 2017.
… Irma intensifying steadily over the far Eastern Atlantic …
News item on Tropical Storm Harvey
- Aug 24, 2017 - 2:20:20 PM
News item on Tropical Storm Harvey issued by the Bahamas Department Of
Meteorology forecast office section, at 12pm Thursday 24th August 2017.
… Harvey quickly strengthening and forecast to be a major hurricane when it approaches the middle Texas Coast …
… Life-threatening storm surge and freshwater flooding expected …
11:00pm EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near
latitude 24.0° North and longitude 93.3° west or about 365 miles Southeast of Corpus Christi Texas...
Severe Weather Warning for Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island and Ragged Island
- Aug 22, 2017 - 12:45:18 PM
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm
warning from 11:40am EDT until 2:00pm Tuesday 22nd August 2017.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Ragged Island and their adjacent waters.
11:40am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted clusters of
thunderstorms associated with the northern portion of a tropical wave
that extends across Hispaniola...
Severe Weather Warning for North and Central Andros, Eleuthera and Cat Island
- Aug 21, 2017 - 11:55:46 AM
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm
warning from 11:30am EDT until 1:00pm Monday 21st August 2017.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the North and Central Andros, Eleuthera and Cat Island and their adjacent waters.
11:25am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted a
cluster/line of thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure
approaching the mentioned islands...