EVACUATION orders have been issued in Grand Bahama for residents in West End, outlying settlements along the southern coast and in East Grand Bahama. Emergency Operation Centres have been activated, and all shelters were open at noon on Wednesday.
A HURRICANE Watch is in effect for the south east Bahamas, including Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Ragged Island, Long Cay, Samana Cay, and the Turks and Caicos Islands from Sunday morning.
BAHAMIAN students in Jamaica threatened by the approaching Hurricane Matthew arrived in Nassau late on Saturday night on a Bahamasair flight organised in conjunction with the government.
INSURANCE MANAGEMENT: HEAVY RAIN WARNING
HURRICANE Matthew swirled westward into the open waters of the Caribbean early on Thursday after hitting islands in the south of the region with heavy wind and rain.
INSURANCE MANAGEMENT: THUNDERSTORM WARNING
THE US National Hurricane Center said on Thursday afternoon that data from an air force aircraft indicates that Tropical Storm Hermine has strengthened to a hurricane, with maximum sustained winds increasing to near 75mph.
DESPITE threatening to develop last week as it crossed the Atlantic and passed to the west of The Bahamas, a tropical depression was reported by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami to have formed finally on Sunday evening south of the lower Florida Keys as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico and turns back towards the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States.
TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin has urged residents living in areas affected by Hurricane Joaquin last year to pay attention to weather warnings, as severe flooding is expected in those islands from Thursday morning.
TROPICAL Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday, according to US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) forecasters.
THE National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that a tropical 'wave' moving west-northwestward in the central Atlantic Ocean could develop into a cyclone as it tracks towards the southeastern and central Bahamas this week.
WHILE Tropical Storm Fiona was expected to be downgraded to a depression on Sunday night as it moved northwest in the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami is monitoring two tropical ‘waves’ in the eastern Atlantic that show signs of potential development this week. One of them could affect the southeastern Bahamas and the Caribbean, according to forecasters.
THE US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Tropical Storm Fiona is getting a little stronger as it moves across the Atlantic.
TROPICAL Storm Earl is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall, probably in Belize, forecasters said on Wednesday.
BAHAMIANS can expect scorching temperatures from Wednesday through the weekend with the heat index expected to reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit, Senior Meteorological Officer at the Department of Meteorology Orson Nixon warned on Tuesday.