Hurricane Season 2020

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News Items on Tropical Depression Iota

November 18, 2020

NEWS ITEMS ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION IOTA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM WEDNESDAY 18TH, NOVEMBER 2020...

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News Item on Hurricane IOTA

November 16, 2020

NEWS ITEMS ON HURRICANE IOTA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM MONDAY 16TH , NOVEMBER 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Eta
News Item on Tropical Storm Eta

November 13, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM THETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 12PM, FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Eta

November 11, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM THETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6AM, WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Eta

November 10, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 5:00 PM EST, TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2020...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 24, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:50:19 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 24, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 241249 CCA

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook...Corrected

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 AM EST Tue Nov 24 2020

Corrected to add gale-force winds and High Seas Forecast information

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A broad, non-tropical area of low pressure located a couple of

hundred miles south of Bermuda is producing gale-force winds, along

with showers and thunderstorms to the east of its center as it

merges with a frontal system. By late Wednesday or Thursday, the

system could become separated from the front, allowing it to

possibly develop some subtropical characteristics later this week

while it meanders over the central Atlantic. For more information on

this system, see the High Seas Forecasts issued by the Nationa...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 24, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:52:12 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 24, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 241151

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 AM EST Tue Nov 24 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles south

of Bermuda is producing showers and thunderstorms to the east of its

center as it merges with a frontal system. By late Wednesday or

Thursday, the system could become separated from the front, allowing

it to possibly develop some subtropical characteristics later this

week while it meanders over the central Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

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Forecaster Reinhart/Beven

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 24, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:41:03 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 24, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 240541

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 AM EST Tue Nov 24 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles south of

Bermuda continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms,

Strong upper-level winds are expected to inhibit development of the

system for the next day or so after the low merges with a frontal

system. By late Wednesday or Thursday, the system could become

separated from the front, allowing it to possibly develop some

subtropical characteristics while it meanders over the central

Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

$$

Forecaster Stewa...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 23, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:32:59 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 23, 2020

000

ABNT20 KNHC 232332

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 PM EST Mon Nov 23 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A broad area of low pressure located a few hundred miles northeast

of the central Bahamas continues to produce disorganized showers and

thunderstorms, primarily to the northeast of its center. Strong

upper-level winds are expected to limit additional development of

the system before the low merges with a cold front on Tuesday.

Later in the week, the system could become separated from the front

and it might develop some subtropical characteristics while it

meanders over the central Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 per...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 23, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:26:47 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 23, 2020

000

ABNT20 KNHC 231723

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 PM EST Mon Nov 23 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A broad area of low pressure located a few hundred miles northeast

of the central Bahamas continues to produce disorganized cloudiness

and showers well to the northeast and east of its center. Strong

upper-level winds are expected to limit additional development of

the system before the low merges with a cold front on Tuesday.

Later in the week, the system could become separated from the front

and it might develop some subtropical characteristics while it

meanders over the central Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 per...

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Seaso


Tips on preparing your home for a storm

  • Clear away any debris in your yard and bring any loose items such as patio furniture inside or anchor them securely

  • Trim trees

  • Repair any leaks or damaged areas of your roof

  • Clean your gutters and clear any drains

  • Prepare shutters or plywood to cover all windows

  • Prepare sandbags for use at entryways to help keep out potential floodwater

  • Clean out your freezer and refrigerator removing all perishable items. Turn the refrigerator on MAXIMUM COLD and open as little as possible

  • Close and secure all propane tanks

  • Fill your tub and other bottles with tap water for bathing and general use


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The Saffir-Simpson Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Scale is the scale used to measure the intensity of hurricanes. It has 5 categories with a category 5 being the strongest and most destructive marked by sustained winds exceeding 157mph.

Saffir-Simpson Scale | Hurricane Season 2017

Category 1 - Sustained winds 74-95mph
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.

Category 2 - Sustained winds 96-110mph
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.

Category 3 - Sustained winds 111-129mph
Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes.

Category 4 - Sustained winds 130-156mph
Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

Category 5 - Sustained winds 157mph+
Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.


Emergency Contacts

  • For POLICE dial 919 or 911*

  • NEMA 322-6081

  • BASRA 325-8864

  • BEC/BPL 323-5561/4

  • Water & Sewerage 325-4504

  • National Emergency Medical Services 323-2597 (919 or 911)

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