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Reports of hurricane damage to Morton Salt compound

AUTHORITIES on the ground in Inagua are working to determine the extent of hurricane damages sustained at the Morton Salt compound.

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BPL gives update on southern islands

At 2pm Bahamas Power and Light issued an update on the situation in the south islands.

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PM warns: Stay indoors and heed all warnings

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Friday made his final pleas to residents across the country ahead of Hurricane Irma, urging persons to stay indoors and "heed" all warnings associated with the storm's passage.

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Majority of Bahamas 'will be spared brunt of Irma'

THE majority of the Bahamas will be spared the brunt of Hurricane Irma, according to local Meteorologist Ian McKenzie who said the category storm 4 storm has shifted slightly to the west moving the deadly hurricane away from the Northwest and Central Bahamas.

Shelters - all open from noon Friday.

All remaining emergency shelters opened at 12 noon today, to accommodate residents who might have to evacuate their homes due to severe flooding. The shelters in the Southern Bahamas were activated on Thursday for residents who decided to remain on

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Entire nation under hurricane watch

THE ENTIRE Bahamas was placed under a hurricane warning Thursday as Hurricane Irma hurled toward the southern islands with winds up to 175 miles per hour. In an interview with The Tribune, US Accuweather forecaster Dan Kottlowski, said the centre of

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HURRICANE IRMA UPDATES: BPL announces planned shutdowns

THE EYE of Hurricane Irma is projected to pass directly over the northern tip of Andros Friday night, according to US Accuweather forecaster Dan Kottlowski, who said the "most dangerous side" of the category five storm will pass over New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Berry Islands.

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MP slams 'drastic' move to close outreach centres

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin has taken issue with the government's decision to close Department of Social Services outreach centres Wednesday, claiming the "drastic" move placed "vulnerable" Bahamians in crisis.

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PM: Lives are more important than cost

THE costs associated with the largest hurricane evacuation in the country’s history is “immaterial” when lives are to be preserved, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday as Hurricane Irma draws closer to the southern islands.

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Outpatient, specialty clinics close Friday

THE Public Hospitals Authority has advised that all public out-patient and specialty clinics will be closed as of Friday due to Hurricane Irma.

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Davis: Pay attention to notices on hurricane

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has urged Bahamians not to take anything for granted as Hurricane Irma approaches and to finalise storm preparations.

Grand Bahama residents told to evacuate the coastline

GRAND Bahama will be “significantly impacted” by Hurricane Irma, and residents are being urged to evacuate all coastal and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

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Ministry urges island tourists on Grand Bahama to go back home

AS the island prepares for category five storm Irma, officials at the Ministry of Tourism in Grand Bahama appealed to the hundreds of visitors here on the island to return home as soon as possible.

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International airport open until end of today

THE Nassau Airport Development Company has announced that operations will continue as normal at Lynden Pindling International Airport until the end of Thursday.

Full house at Humane Society

BAHAMAS Humane Society Shelter Manager Percy Grant said yesterday the rescue organisation’s shelter facilities have reached maximum capacity as the country braces for the effects of Hurricane Irma.