PUBLIC schools throughout the country will open this week instead of next week, Ministry of Education officials announced yesterday.
THE Bahamas was spared the wrath of Erika over the weekend, after the deadly storm made an unexpected turn to the west on Friday, taking the country’s chain of islands out of its destructive path.
HURRICANE Fred formed in the Atlantic on Monday, strengthening from a tropical storm as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa.
TROPICAL Storm Fred, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed in the Atlantic Ocean near the west coast of Africa on Sunday morning, the US National Hurricane Centre has reported.
RESIDENTS are advised to remain on alert despite early indications that Tropical Storm Erika may not make direct landfall in the Bahamas.
TROPICAL Storm Erika, which has already been blamed for four deaths in the Caribbean, has gained strength and is expected to bring torrential rain and flash flooding to the southeast and central Bahamas by Saturday morning.
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 1:50PM EDT UNTIL 4:00PM THURSDAY 27TH AUGUST 2015.
The Department of Education has advised that due to Tropical Storm Erika, the opening of school has been delayed. All public schools will be closed on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.
TROPICAL Storm Erika has shifted to the east and is now expected to pass directly over New Providence on Sunday, according to Meteorologist Wayne Neely.
MAYAGUANA residents are bracing for Tropical Storm Erika days ahead of its projected landfall, according to island administrator Zephaniah Newbold.
A TROPICAL STORM ALERT IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND AND RAGGED ISLAND.
TROPICAL Storm Erika is expected to dump four to eight inches of rain as it passes over The Bahamas this weekend, according to meteorologist Wayne Neely.
NATIONAL Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell yesterday urged residents throughout the country to take the necessary precautions to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika.
TROPICAL Storm Erika, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, is approaching the Leeward Islands and forecasters say it may gain strength.
WIND and rain lashed Dominica and nearby islands along the eastern edge of the Caribbean on Monday as tropical storm Danny dissipated into a trough of low pressure.