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Flooding In Grand Bahama

BY DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

GRAND BAHAMA was hit hard by flooding as a severe weather system settled over the island yesterday.

Heavy downpours caused major flooding throughout the island. In Freeport, many roads were underwater and looked like mini-lakes.

In Mack Town, a small settlement in the southwest part of the island, a resident reported that floodwaters had risen nearly three feet.

"The rain has been pouring all day and the water is near my window," said Mack Town resident Celia Mackey.

Ms Mackey phoned The Tribune around 4.30pm and said that if the rain persists in the evening, she will consider leaving her apartment.

"I have packed a few things just in case," said the young mother.

Administrator Stephanie Rahming said severe weather warning notices were aired on the radio stations informing residents of the system in the area.

Ms Rahming said that someone called to inquire whether the Fishing Hole Road was closed, but she had not received any reports of flooding in that area.

The severe thunderstorm system that moved in from the Florida straits affected North Andros, Bimini, the Berry Islands, Grand Bahama and Abaco.

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