Hurricane Season 2017

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Still In Effect for Andros, Abaco and New Providence
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Still In Effect for Andros, Abaco and New Providence

December 09, 2017

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTH ANDROS, ELEUTHERA AND THE EXUMA CAYS AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 5:55PM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, BERRY ISLANDS, ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA AND NEW PROVIDENCE.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Effect for Andros, Abaco and New Providence
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Effect for Andros, Abaco and New Providence

December 09, 2017

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL ANDORS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH ABACO AND NEW PROVIDENCE AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 4:25PM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, BERRY ISLANDS, ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA AND NEW PROVIDENCE.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

December 09, 2017

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH ANDORS, BERRY ISLAND AND ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 3:00PM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, BERRY ISLANDS, ABACO AND GRAND BAHAMA.

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas December 1-6, 2017
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas December 1-6, 2017

December 01, 2017

A developing surface low pressure system east of the Bahamas will move eastward as a surface trough drags southward through the SE Bahamas. Meanwhile high pressure system north of the area will produce brisk winds over the NW Bahamas...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Rina

November 09, 2017

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM RINA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2017...

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Weather Forecast December 8-13, 2017
Weather Forecast December 8-13, 2017

December 08, 2017

A ridge of high pressure over the area will slide eastward as a stationary front and pre-frontal activity affects the Florida region. A cold front will move into the Bahamas late Friday with unsettled weather and windy conditions affecting the NW and Central Bahamas...

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Weather Forecast December 5-10, 2017
Weather Forecast December 5-10, 2017

December 05, 2017

A broad high pressure ridge builds down over the Bahamas from the eastern United States through Wednesday followed by a cold front approaching the islands on Thursday. By Thursday morning a pre-frontal trough will affect the NW Bahamas as cold front becomes quasi-stationary...

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

December 02, 2017

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 30, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:30:59 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 30, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 302330

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 PM EST Thu Nov 30 2017

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

This is the last regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlook of

the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Routine issuance of the

Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on June 1, 2018. During the

off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as

conditions warrant.

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Forecaster Beven

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 30, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:20:55 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 30, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 301719

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 PM EST Thu Nov 30 2017

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Stewart

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 30, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:41:20 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 30, 2017

000

ABNT20 KNHC 301140

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 AM EST Thu Nov 30 2017

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Stewart

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 30, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:02:16 GMT

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Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season for 2017Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season for 2017

As hurricane season begins, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say all signs point to another active hurricane season. Although The Bahamas usually becomes more concerned with activity between August and November, after suffering direct hits from two major hurricanes in the last two years Bahamians are taking no chances.

According to NOAA, there will be approximately 9-11 ...
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NOAA 2017 Hurricane Season Outlook


Preparing your home | Hurricane Season 2017



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.

Understanding Hurricanes



Hurricane Shelters

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Hurricane Names for 2017

Hurricane Names for 2017


Hurricane Checklist


FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY

  • WATER– 1 gallon per day per person for 7-10 days

  • FOOD– nonperishable canned or pack-aged food (i.e.– peanut butter, crack-ers, granola/cereal bars, cereal, chips, dried/canned fruit, nuts, canned meats, dried pasta, baby food, etc.)

  • Manual can opener

  • Propane camp stove w/ extra fuel

  • Disposable cups, plates & utensils

  • Cooking tools (small pot & pan, metal utensils)

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Toiletries (toilet paper, baby wipes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Prescription medications

  • First aid kit (bandaids, gauze, medical tape, antibiotic ointment, cortisone ointment/gel for bug bites, painkillers, etc.)

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Bleach

  • Water purification tablets (chlorine)

  • Trash bags

  • Toolkit (duct tape, pocket knife, multi-tool, etc.)

  • Flashlight w/ extra batteries

  • Battery operated radio

  • Important documents (keys, pass-ports, all photo identification, insur-ance papers, medical records, bank cards & records, national insurance and/or social security cards all sealed in a watertight re-sealable plastic bag)

  • Closed shoes (in the event of floodwater)

  • Extra clothing

  • Pillows & blankets

  • Towels

  • Books, games, & toys

  • Axe (in the event of rising floodwaters an axe can be a critical tool to break into your attic or out through your roof)

  • Generator w/ extra diesel or gasoline

  • Full tank of gas in your car

  • Extra cash as ATMs may not work

FOR YOUR PET
  • Ample food & water supply

  • Proper identification

  • Immunization records

  • Medications

  • Carrier/cage

  • Leash & muzzle

Please remember to make plans for your pet in the event of evacuation. Many shel-ters do not accept animals. Please never leave your pets tied outside during a storm.

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)