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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.

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ALL CLEAR: The Bahamas starts to recover from monstrous Matthew

HURRICANE Matthew left behind a trail of destruction, flooding, downed lamp poles and electrical lines and residents eager to re-establish normal lives after battering the Bahamas for three days as a dangerous category three and four storm.

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More than 400 rescued from homes by police

MORE THAN 400 pople were rescued from their homes in eastern and southern New Providence as flood waters began to rise more than four feet during the passage of Hurricane Matthew, according to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade.

North Andros ‘took the brunt’

NORTH Andros “took the brunt” of the eye of Hurricane Matthew on Thursday evening, resulting in extensive damage, according to administrators on the island.

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Significant damage to 95% of buildings in Eight Mile Rock and Holmes Rock

NINETY five per cent of the buildings in the Eight Mile Rock and Holmes Rock areas in Grand Bahama received significant damage from Hurricane Matthew on Thursday night and Friday morning, Brenda Colebrooke, the island administrator for West Grand Bahama, said.

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Hurricane Matthew could ‘loop’ back to the Bahamas

THERE is a possibility that Hurricane Matthew will “make a loop” and return to the Bahamas next week, Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Basil Dean warned on Friday.

Atlantis guests vow to return despite Matthew's unwelcome disruption

DESPITE spending nearly 24 hours in makeshift shelters in the Atlantis Paradise Island resort's Imperial Ballroom, several visitors and guests told The Tribune “it was an experience they will never forget” and they were “definitely” coming back to the Bahamas.