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Huge waterspouts seen off Freeport, Grand Bahama
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
May 8, 2015 - 11:07:12 AM

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Photo: Jenneva Russell

A huge waterspout was seen off Grand Bahama this morning after 9am.

The first photo above was taken by Jenneva Russell off of William's Town.

Later reports came in of multiple funnel clouds and one resident said that they observed 10 - 12 waterspouts, and watched in awe as as smaller ones got absorbed by bigger ones. 

In the second photo it appears that  waterspout had strengthened into a tornado. This second photo was taken in downtown Freeport and the Casa Bahamas building can be seen in the photo below. The others were taken around Freeport, and many videos have surfaced on social media.

Government schools closed around noon today, and a severe weather warning had been issued by the Meteorology Department this morning.

A whatsapp message has been circulating on social media which depicts a radio report for the "client: Royal Bahamas  Police Report", but the Grand Bahama police have clarified that it was not generated by them. 

Photo: Celia Mackey

Photo over Freeport, taken by Stacy Seiler

Photo from Queen's Cove, Grand Bahama (Photo: Michael Rose)

Photo: Mary Tarzwell

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