Weather forecast for The Bahamas for the rest of today and tonight, rainfall figures for last night and COB closure information:
THIS IS A SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT FOR GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, ANDROS AND NEW PROVIDENCE
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning from 10:45am until 12:45pm today.
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL ELEUTHERA FROM 11:05AM EDT UNTIL 2:00PM EDT, THURSDAY 06TH, DECEMBER 2012.
Aftermath of the storm.
Hurricane warnings have been lifted for the islands of the Bahamas.
Cat Island residents said Hurricane Sandy seemed to have been less severe than Hurricane Irene, which devastated the island in 2011.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA is STRONGLY advising motorists and pedestrians to avoid that stretch of West Bay Street from Sandy Port to the Caves, as well as West Bay Street and Nassau Street near Junkanoo Beach due to waves from the strong winds crashing over the shoreline.
At 8am, Sandy had maximum sustained winds of 80mph and was 15 miles east of Abaco.
Hurricane Sandy is now approximately 145 miles east-southeast of Grand Bahama and 55 miles southeast of Abaco.
Accuweather has a new forecast eye path map for Hurricane Sandy
Prime Minister Perry Christie commended the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and its Emergency Support Function groupings for its work especially during a disaster period.
The centre of Sandy is between Cat Island and Eleuthera.
Hurricane Sandy latest
Hurricane Sandy was "way stronger" than Long Islanders expected, the general manager at one of the island's leading resorts said, telling The Tribune it experienced winds greater than 100 miles per hour.