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Severe weather warning issued for Andros, New Providence, Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, Long Island, & Ragged Island
By Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Oct 16, 2016 - 5:30:11 PM

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THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 3:30 PM TO 7:30PM, SUNDAY, 16TH OCTOBER 2016.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND, EXUMA AND ITS CAYS, LONG ISLAND, AND THE RAGGED ISLAND CHAIN AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

 OBSERVATIONS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED LARGE CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MENTIONED ISLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH DEEP TROUGHING AND COPIOUS TROPICAL MOISTURE ACROSS THE AREA.

SOME OF THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES, GENERATING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF WATERSPOUTS OR TORNADO ACTIVITY. THERE IS ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS AS WELL AS STREET FLOODING ESPECIALLY IN NEW PROVIDENCE SO CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREAS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREAS SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.


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