Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane Headlines

News Item on Hurricane Oscar

October 29, 2018

News Item on Hurricane Oscar issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at 6AM, MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2018...

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Tropical storm Willa moves inland across Mexico
Tropical storm Willa moves inland across Mexico

October 24, 2018

Storm Willa is moving inland after it made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast.

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Seven Day Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, October 18-24, 2018
Seven Day Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, October 18-24, 2018

October 18, 2018

A strong high pressure ridge north of the Bahamas will continue to produce brisk winds across the area through Friday. High pressure ridge will weaken over the area through the weekend...

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UPDATE on Tropical Storm Nadine

October 12, 2018

News Item on Tropical Storm Nadine issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at NOON FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018.

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Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'
Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'

October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says.

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More Hurricane News

Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas January 18-23, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas January 18-23, 2019

January 18, 2019

A frontal trough will produce spotty showers as it gradually dissipates in the vicinity of the Central and Southeast while high pressure ridge north of the area gradually shifts south and eastwards through Saturday...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 14-20, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 14-20, 2019

January 14, 2019

A dry cold front across the NW Bahamas will continue to move south-eastwards today and stall across the Central Bahamas tonight through early Tuesday...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 11-16, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 11-16, 2019

January 11, 2019

A dry cold front continues to move south-eastwards across the Central Bahamas today and through the SE Bahamas tonight...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 7-13, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 7-13, 2019

January 07, 2019

A cold front in the vicinity of the SE Bahamas will produce pockets of unsettled weather in the area while a high pressure ridge builds southward in its wake....

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from January 3-9, 2018
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from January 3-9, 2018

January 03, 2019

Broad high pressure ridge across the area will slide southward and weaken ahead of an approaching cold front across the Southern United States...

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas-January 2-6, 2018
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas-January 2-6, 2018

January 02, 2019

A large high pressure system centered east of the Bahamas will continue to produce moderate to strong breezes across the area through Thursday...

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NEMA Facilitates Training on Japanese Grant Aid Disaster Management Equipment

December 28, 2018

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is pleased to receive the remainder of equipment which is part of the $1.8 million Japanese Grant Aid project to The Bahamas in support of the country’s...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahama-December 28-January 2, 2018
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahama-December 28-January 2, 2018

December 28, 2018

A strong high pressure ridge across the eastern United States continues to produce brisk winds over the Bahamas through Friday...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from December 24-30, 2018
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from December 24-30, 2018

December 24, 2018

A stationary front across the SE Bahamas will weaken and drift north-westward to the Central Bahamas through Tuesday...

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Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning

December 21, 2018

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning from 10:55 PM EST THURSDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2018 until 2:00 AM EST FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2018...

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Season 2018


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


Checklist | Hurricane Season 2018



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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.


Understanding Hurricanes



Hurricane Shelters

Hurricane Season 2018

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