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ALERT #45 - Matthew Moving Parallel To And Just Offshore The East Coast Of Florida… - Oct 7, 2016 - 5:37:44 AM

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ALERT #45 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2016 AT 6AM EDT.

… EYE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING PARALLEL TO AND JUST OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA…

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.  THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF ELEUTHERA NEW PROVIDENCE, ANDROS, THE BERRY ISLANDS, BIMINI, ABACO AND GRAND BAHAMA...
News : New Providence
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to remain closed on Friday - Oct 6, 2016 - 11:25:44 PM


The Tribune
has reported that the Lynden Pindling International Airport will remain closed on Friday as stakeholders begin the clear up operation with a view to restoring operations on Saturday.

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said on Thursday night that staff are asked to report for work at 8am on Friday to begin the clear up and to "dress comfortably". NAD also asked all stakeholders of the airport - including airlines, airline services and others - to report at 8am.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
All Clear issued for the Southeast Bahamas - Oct 6, 2016 - 5:49:15 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued an “ALL CLEAR” for islands in the Southeast Bahamas, which experienced a Category 3 storm about one year after the devastating Hurricane Joaquin.

Those islands are Ingua, Ragged Island, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay and Samana Cay.

At 2am Thursday, the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 23.7 degrees north and longitude 76.7 degrees west or about 63 miles west-northwest of George Town, Exuma, 38 south of Staniel Cay Exuma...
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NEMA: Persons with heavy-duty trucks or 10-wheelers asked to Volunteer in Rescue Efforts - Oct 6, 2016 - 1:50:09 PM

THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, NEMA. IS IN THE PROCESS OF COORDINATING EFFORTS TO RESCUE AND EVACUATE RESIDENTS WHO FIND THEMSELVES TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES DUE TO EXCESSIVE FLOODING CAUSED BY THE POWERFUL HURRICANE MATTHEW.

NEMA HAS NOT AUTHORISED ANYONE TO TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO GO OUT IN FLOODED COMMUNITIES AND RESCUE PEOPLE, PUTTING ALL LIVES IN HARMS WAY.

NEMA IS ASKING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND 10 WHEELERS TO VOLUNTEER THEIR SERVICES IN THIS RESCUE EFFORT...
News : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Power: No planned, controlled shutdowns - Oct 6, 2016 - 1:07:04 PM

"GRAND BAHAMA POWER CO. wishes to inform customers that there will be no planned, controlled shutdown of our systems. We will generate and transmit power throughout
#HurricaneMatthew as long as we safely can. We will have employees stationed at our generation and distribution headquarters throughout the storm so that we can begin to restore power as soon as it’s safe to do so. Should power be lost, restoration will begin once the storm has passed and the all-clear is given by NEMA. If you need to report a downed power lines or poles, call our 24 hour hotline at 352-8411 or toll free from a cell phone at 242 300 4826."
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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...

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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...
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(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...

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