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NEMA director urges caution as weather system moves towards Bahamas

NATIONAL Emergency Management Agency Director Capt Stephen Russell yesterday urged residents throughout the country to finalise hurricane preparations as the country enters the peak of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.

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Storm brings flooding to Grand Bahama

HEAVY rain showers and thunderstorm activity from Tropical Storm Emily, which is passing near Florida, caused significant flooding in Grand Bahama on Monday.

THIS WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Heavy Rain: Freeport 2.00pm - 8.00pm Wednesday

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THUNDERSTORM WARNING: Nassau 10.21am - 12.20pm Tuesday

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La Nina brings return of wet weather after six dry weeks

FORECASTERS in the capital have urged residents throughout the country not to be misguided by the low levels of rainfall over the last six weeks, warning of a return to “normal levels” over the course of the “wet” months.

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Below-normal hurricane season predicted

A LEADING US weather forecasting service is predicting a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, citing a potential El Niño limiting the development of storms.

Wind and Thunderstorm warning: Monday 8.00am-12.30pm

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Radar could not track rainstorm

AS a weather system brought heavy rain and flooding to New Providence yesterday, a senior weather official said the Department of Meteorology’s radar was not working, meaning there was no way to tell how bad the flooding was or which areas received the worst of the rainfall.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING: For the Bahamas from 11.30am to 3pm on Sunday

A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for much of the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon by the Department of Meteorology.

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Hurricane Matthew overshadowed by monster storms of the past

WHILE Matthew is being called the worst storm many Bahamians have ever experienced, one meteorologist fascinated by hurricane history says it does not match up to some of the destructive storms of the past.

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PM wants law on evacuations

AS A result of the “horrific” and “life-endangering experiences” during the passage of Hurricane Matthew, Prime Minister Perry Christie said the government would enact legislation to force people to evacuate their homes and communities during major hurricanes.

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PM warns of high cost of hurricane recovery

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night described the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew as “utterly devastating” as he estimated the total cost of repairs to be three or four times higher than the $100m in damages left by Hurricane Joaquin last year.

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Minnis calls on govt to declare 'disaster areas'

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has called on the Christie administration to declare all of the areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew "disaster areas", insisting that the move should be paired with robust exigency orders and extensive rate cuts by financial institutions and private business to "help rebuild the country and keep Bahamians safe”.

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Families grateful for welcome shelters from the storm

WHEN Antionette Johnson saw reports that Hurricane Matthew would barrel through the Bahamas as a dangerous category four storm, she packed up her son and grandchild and headed to the nearest shelter.