TROPICAL Storm Kate battered parts of the central and southeast Bahamas yesterday, one month after those islands were devastated by the passage of Hurricane Joaquin.
TROPICAL Storm Kate formed on Monday morning and is approaching the central Bahamas. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the central and northwestern Bahamas, including Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Berry Islands, New Providence, Eleuthera, The Exumas, Cat Island, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.
FORECASTERS are monitoring a weather disturbance near the southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday night that has the potential to form into a tropical depression or storm on Monday.
5.30pm-11.30pm Strong east-northeast winds will continue today.
IT WILL cost “tens of millions of dollars” to restore and rebuild the infrastructure on the southern and central Bahamas islands that were completely devastated by the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.
THERE was no communication with Salina Point, Acklins, for at least four days due to the devastation from Hurricane Joaquin, according to member of Parliament for MICAL V Alfred Gray.
News up until 10.10pm Sunday night
THE international community is rallying to support The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin. A team of disaster experts is being sent to The Bahamas by Jamaica on Monday.
Hurricane Joaquin updates: "there might be fatalities" on Long Island says Police Commissioner, PM pledges "no resources will be spared"
Here is a guide to how you can help some the community relief efforts launched around The Bahamas to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Joaquin, along with where you can drop off donations and how you can help through volunteering or financial donations.
The effects of the Hurricane Joaquin are being compared to that of 1992's Hurricane Andrew.
ALERT #26 ON HURRICANE JOAQUIN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 2015 AT 6AM EDT.
ALERT #23 ON HURRICANE JOAQUIN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 2015 AT 9PM EDT.
HURRICANE Joaquin destroyed houses, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the Bahamas on Friday while the US Coast Guard said it was searching for a cargo ship with 33 people aboard that went missing during the storm.
THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in co-ordination with local government officials from islands affected by Hurricane Joaquin, are reporting on Friday afternoon that attempts to contact Long Island and Crooked Island have brought no response.
ALL cruise ships due to arrive in New Providence on Friday have been cancelled due to Hurricane Joaquin, Ministry of Tourism officials have announced.