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Heavy rain warning for Nassau, Freeport



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Bahamas Department of Meteorology issues severe weather warning until 3.00pm

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm, Tuesday, 26th September, 2016.

Weather warning for Freeport 2.29pm-3.30pm


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South islands brace for Hurricane Maria

A HURRICANE warning remains in effect for the southeast Bahamas, including the islands of Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Inagua, Long Cay and Samana Cay, according to the Department of Meteorology in an advisory yesterday.

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Flood alert as Maria nears

RESIDENTS in the southeast Bahamas should prepare for “excess flooding” and tropical storm force winds as Hurricane Maria is expected to dump four to eight inches of water as it passes over the country on Friday, according to US Accuweather forecaster Dan Kottlowski.

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South islands put on Maria alert

WITH the forecast for Hurricane Maria projecting the storm to pass near the Southeast Bahamas Friday morning, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is urging residents of those islands to be vigilant and prepared.

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Tough decisions ahead over evacuation as Maria nears

AS category five Hurricane Maria approaches the Bahamas, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said the government is faced with a “gut wrenching” decision regarding if it should ask residents of the southern islands to evacuate ahead of the storm.

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Maria ramps up to reach category 5

HURRICANE Maria grew into a category five storm as it barreled toward islands in the eastern Caribbean yesterday with forecasters warning it was likely to grow even stronger before it impacts the Bahamas late Friday.

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UPDATED: We may have a problem with Maria

Monday morning UPDATE: In the eastern Caribbean, Hurricane Maria is intensifying

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Hurricane Jose bears watching as path is uncertain

FORECASTERS are keeping a “close watch” on Hurricane Jose which could pose a threat to the eastern Bahamas late this week, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski.

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Residents urged to monitor Hurricane Jose

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has urged residents to closely monitor Hurricane Jose.

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Tornadoes hit Grand Bahama

ABOUT 100 people in Grand Bahama were affected by surprise tornadoes yesterday, some who “completely lost their homes” after the funnel clouds ripped roofs off structures as the island experienced tropical storm conditions from Hurricane Irma, according to Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson.

Wind, heavy rain warning for Freeport

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Okay Jose – stay away

WEATHER forecasters said yesterday Hurricane Jose does not currently pose an imminent threat to The Bahamas.