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NEMA, Met continue to monitor developing weather system
By Lindsay Thompson, BIS
Nov 8, 2015 - 8:31:48 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Department of Meteorology continues to monitor the area of disturbed weather located near the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

At 7:00pm, the National Hurricane Centre has advised that the showers and thunderstorms, associated with an area of low pressure located about 60 miles east-northeast of Mayaguana continues to show signs of organization.  Recent Satellite images indicate that the circulation of the low has become better defined since Sunday morning.  An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system on Monday morning.

Environmental conditions remain favourable and only a slight increase in organization of the system would result in the formation of a Tropical Depression (#12) or Tropical Storm (Kate) tonight or Monday.   

Residents in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Central and Southeast Bahamas which include the islands of Inagua, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Island, Cat Island, Exuma, Rum Cay and San Salvador, could experience flooding, as locally heavy rains and gusty winds are possible across those areas during the next two days.

Residents in these areas should also be prepared to take quick action in the event a Tropical Storm Warning is issued sometime during the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, remains partially activated to monitor the storm and to keep the public properly advised. Also, newly designated Hurricane Shelters have been announced for those areas expected to be impacted.

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