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Alert #3 - Hurricane Watch Issued for Southeast Bahamas and Turks & Caicos - Sep 19, 2017 - 6:19:53 PM

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The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, as the dangerous Hurricane Maria eyes those islands, which were already impacted by Hurricane Irma a week ago.

This means that residents in those islands: Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Samana Cay And The Turks And Caicos Islands can expect hurricane conditions within 48 hours from Hurricane Maria, forecast to remain a category 4/5 storm over the next two days...
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Alert #1 - Hurricane Alert now in effect for Southeast Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos - Sep 19, 2017 - 1:14:29 PM


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ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 12 NOON EDT.

…POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MARIA CONTINUES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO....


A HURRICANE ALERT IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDE THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND, MAYAGUANA, LONG CAY, AND SAMANA CAY...

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Bahamas Met Department still monitoring Hurricane Jose - Sep 12, 2017 - 10:16:41 AM

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The National Hurricane Centre is advising that based on its latest models, when Hurricane Jose completes it loop on Friday, September 15, 2017, it will be pointed more towards the Carolinas and Virginia, USA.

This suggests that Hurricane Jose will pose much less of a threat to The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands this coming weekend or early next week.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology will, however, continue to monitor the movement of Jose, because looping hurricanes have, in the past...
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NEMA Issues All Clear for Bimini and Grand Bahama - Sep 11, 2017 - 1:20:37 PM


Tropical storm warnings for Grand Bahama and Bimini have been discontinued, hence the All Clear has been given for those islands which experienced dangerous Hurricane Irma over the weekend.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology in Alert #49 issued on Monday, September 11 explained the conditions in those islands and gave an update on the storm.

IRMA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AS THE CENTER MOVES ALONG THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...
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Why the water receded during Hurricane Irma on Long Island, Acklins, and Exuma - Sep 10, 2017 - 8:56:55 PM

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Bahamian meteorologist and hurricane book author, Wayne Neely gives his explanation about the receding water around Long Island, Acklins and Exuma in light of Hurricane Irma.

He writes, "A hurricane is a low-pressure area and at the center of the hurricane, you have a buildup or the piling up (a bulging effect) of water called the storm surge. At the center of the hurricane (in this case-Hurricane Irma), the water builds up at 10 to 15 feet above the normal high tide. That water must come from somewhere else and for this case, it came from the outskirts or the outer boun daries of Hurricane Irma and which for us it came from the islands of Long Island, Exuma, and Acklins...
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Alert #44 on Hurricane Irma - Sep 10, 2017 - 3:41:36 PM

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Irma Continues To Batter South Florida Coast…
tropical Storm Force Winds Continue Over Grand Bahama And Bimini…
 
Tropical Storm Warnings Remain In Effect For Grand Bahama And Bimini.
 
A Tropical Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Affecting Or Can Affect The Aforementioned Areas Within 36 Hours.
 
At 2pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude 25.6 Degrees North And Longitude 81.8 Degrees West Or About 167 Miles West Of South Bimini, 197 Miles West-southwest Of West End Grand Bahama, 273 Miles West Of New Providence.
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Irma continues to lash Bimini & Andros with outer rain bands - Sep 9, 2017 - 10:37:10 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – A Hurricane Warning Remains In Effect For Grand Bahama, Bimini And Andros As Hurricane Irma Continues To Lash Those Islands In The Northwest Bahamas.

A Hurricane Warning Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Affecting Or Can Affect The Aforementioned Areas Within 36 Hours.

Extensive Flooding Can Be Expected As Irma Is Forecast To Produce Rainfall Amounts Of 3 To 6 Inches Over Andros And Bimini.

The Combination Of Storm Surge And Large Waves Can Raise Water..
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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


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ALL remaining Hurricane Shelters to open at 12 noon

LATEST ALERT: THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA IS FORECAST TO MOVE OVER OR NEAR RAGGED ISLAND AND BETWEEN SOUTH ANDROS AND CUBA TODAY

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


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....
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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

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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

2017 HURRICANE SHELTER LIST


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

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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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