Hurricane

Severe Weather Warning Update
Severe Weather Warning Update

April 01, 2020

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 9:20 AM EDT UNTIL 11:20AM WEDNESDAY 01ST APRIL 2020...

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Severe Weather Update
Severe Weather Update

April 01, 2020

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 7:20 AM EDT UNTIL 9:00AM WEDNESDAY 01ST APRIL 2020...

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 27th to 2nd April, 2020

March 28, 2020

General Situation: A weak frontal system currently over the Central Bahamas will dissipate by tomorrow. High pressure will dominate weather conditions across the country through Wednesday. A weak cold front will make its way into the Northwest Bahamas during the morning hours on Wednesday and continue southeastward across the Central Bahamas Thursday morning. Winds are expected increase ahead and behind the front, but should fall off quickly...

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Minister advises homeless community to seek help from Social Services

March 27, 2020

Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell today advised homeless people, who have nowhere to go during curfew, to seek assistance from the Department of Social Services.

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Home Delivery Alcohol - Out Of Order
Home Delivery Alcohol - Out Of Order

March 27, 2020

POLICE Commissioner Anthony Ferguson said a local liquor store was prevented yesterday from launching a delivery service because it breached emergency orders now in effect and liquor licence provisions...

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 23th to 29th March, 2020

March 23, 2020

General Situation: High pressure will remain in control of the weather pattern for the next few days producing generally fair conditions. A weak frontal trough will move into the Northwest Bahamas Thursday morning and quickly dissipate. The trough, however; will not produce much in the form of precipitation. So the expectation is for only a few spotty showers with no significant rainfall through the forecast period. Winds will veer more toward the south and southwest, ahead of the trough, Wednesday through Thursday resulting in warming temperatures...

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100 New Refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama Homeowners
100 New Refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama Homeowners

March 17, 2020

Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes...

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Prime Minister's speech on COVID-19 in full
Prime Minister's speech on COVID-19 in full

March 15, 2020

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis addressed the nation on Sunday with regards to the government's COVID-19 response...

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Bahamian Brewery on Track to meet its Rebuild and Restoration Goals

March 13, 2020

Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company Limited and Bahamians across the country have been counting the months, weeks, and days for production to resume on the company’s Truly Bahamian brands. Over the past few months, the company has marked a series of major milestones as it moves toward the official relaunch of the Brewery’s Grand Bahama operation and the return of its popular brands, including Sands, Sands Light, and Bushcrack...

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Authority leading ambitious multi-million dollar housing, home repair initiatives in Grand Bahama and Abaco

March 11, 2020

The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority is leading ambitious housing and home repair programs in Abaco and Grand Bahama designed to assist residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dorian...

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Authority Thanks NGO Community at Florida Event

March 11, 2020

Members of the local and international NGO community were thanked for their significant assistance to The Bahamas as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian at a press conference in Florida marking the six-month period since the Category 5 storm hit Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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Families File Lawsuits Over Dorian Insurance Payouts
Families File Lawsuits Over Dorian Insurance Payouts

March 11, 2020

LAWSUITS have been filed against insurance companies in Freeport over their alleged failure to make proper payment for insurance claims filed over property damage associated with Hurricane Dorian...

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hurch To Help With Burial Of Unidentified Dorian Victims
hurch To Help With Burial Of Unidentified Dorian Victims

March 10, 2020

THE Bahamas Christian Council is willing to assist the government with the burial of unidentified Dorian victims.Bishop Delton Fernander, BCC president, made the comment after a representative from the Disaster Reconstruction Authority told reporters...

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Hurricane Clear-Up Has Cost 20m So Far
Hurricane Clear-Up Has Cost $20m So Far

March 10, 2020

TWENTY million dollars has been spent so far on Hurricane Dorian debris cleanup in Grand Bahama and Abaco...

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$20 million spent on Hurricane Dorian debris cleanup

March 10, 2020

Thus far $20 million has been spent on Hurricane Dorian debris cleanup in Grand Bahama and Abaco, according to Katherine Forbes-Smith, Managing Director of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority...

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Bahamians Resilient, But Must Work to Strengthen Disaster Management Frameworks

March 10, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said it is imperative for Bahamians to be open to knowledge sharing, given the new realities The Bahamas faces when it comes to catastrophic hurricanes...

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Moore’s Island residents updated on home repair initiative

March 09, 2020

Residents of Moore’s Island, Abaco were update at a town hall meeting Thursday on the benefits available to them through the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority’s Small Home Repair Programme...

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1.8bn Promises: Disaster Relief Pledges Total Up By 300m
$1.8bn Promises: Disaster Relief Pledges Total Up By $300m

March 09, 2020

THE Disaster Reconstruction Authority now says that grants and in-kind services raised during the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference amounted to $1.8bn, but only $364,000 was in actual cash and deposits. Following the January conference, officials said donors had pledged $1.5bn in funding and other services...

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Evacuees leave 1m clean-up bill at gym
Evacuees leave 1m clean-up bill at gym

March 04, 2020

THE government has allocated $1.2m for Hurricane Dorian related restoration efforts that fall under the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, including clean up of the Kendal G L Isaacs National Gymnasium...

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YMCA Report on Effects of Hurricane Dorian

March 03, 2020

Hurricane Dorian smashed into Grand Bahama on September 1st, 2019 with sustained winds of 185 mph, torrential rains and relentless flooding, causing70% of the island to become submerged. The horror hung over the island for a seemingly interminable 40 hours, the slowest moving hurricane ever. It swept away houses, killed an unknown number of people, devastated the landscape, spilled oil from storage tanks and knocked out all power and water supplies. Thousands were left homeless and most animals and much marine life died...

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