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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 2017.

Core Of Dangerous Hurricane Jose Will Move Away From The Northern Leeward Islands Tonight

At 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
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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:

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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.
In 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.
The 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
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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.

Hurricane 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...
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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


NASSAU, The 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...

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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.

Following 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...
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Bahamas Clinical Services will continue to Friday, 1 p.m. - Sep 7, 2017 - 3:27:19 PM


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....
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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

The 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...
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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...
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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...
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Bahamas 2017 Hurricane Shelter List - Sep 6, 2017 - 8:00:14 PM


NASSAU, The Bahamas – Please see the list of designated Hurricane Shelters for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Click HERE for PDF Version...

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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, The Center...

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...
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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…
A 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.
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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 September 2017.

Irma Strengthens As It Heads Toward The Leeward Islands

Preparations Within The Warning Area Should Be Rushed To Completion

At 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 Leeward Islands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
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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.

Hurricane 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...

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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 …

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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 …

At 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...
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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.

At 11:40am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted clusters of thunderstorms associated with the northern portion of a tropical wave that extends across Hispaniola...
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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.

At 11:25am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted a cluster/line of thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure approaching the mentioned islands...

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