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Weather by Phone for Tonight and Tomorrow Monday 24Th, 2020
Weather by Phone for Tonight and Tomorrow Monday 24Th, 2020

February 24, 2020

WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO THE THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG EAST COAST BEACHES...

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 24th February to the 1st March, 2020
Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 24th February to the 1st March, 2020

February 24, 2020

General Situation: A ridge of high pressure will keep conditions breezy across the Bahamas today and tomorrow. A cold front accompanied by scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move into the NW Bahamas late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The front is expected to move quickly across the island chain reaching the Central Bahamas during the afternoon on Thursday and Southeast Bahamas Thursday evening where it is expected to stall and become stationary. The front is expected to remain stationary across the area until Saturday evening when it is expected to exit the Bahamas. High pressure will build once again behind the front giving rise to breezy conations for the remainder of the forecast period...

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Weather by Phone for Tonight and Tomorrow Thursday 20th February, 2020
Weather by Phone for Tonight and Tomorrow Thursday 20th February, 2020

February 21, 2020

WARNINGS: IN THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR TONIGHT. MOTORIST AND PEDESTRIANS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG SEA WALLS AND COASTAL ROADS ESPECIALLY THE FISHING HOLE ROAD. SWIMMERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE WATER DUE TO ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS...

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 20th to 26th February 2020
Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 20th to 26th February 2020

February 20, 2020

General Situation: A ridge of high pressure across the Bahamas will continue to dominate the weather over the area over today producing generally fair conditions across the island chain. A cold front accompanied by a few scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms will move into the Northwest Bahamas Friday morning. The front is expected to continue southeastward across the Central Bahamas during the afternoon hours on Friday and into the Southeast Bahamas during the afternoon hours on Saturday. The front is expected to exit the Bahamas during the morning hours on Sunday. Conditions will become windy behind the front. Another cold front is expected to move into the Northwest Bahamas during night-time on Wednesday...

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 17th to 23rd February 2020

February 18, 2020

General Situation: A ridge of high across the Bahamas will continue to dominate the weather over the area over the next few days and produce generally fair weather. A cold front will move into the Northwest Bahamas early Friday morning and continue rapidly southeastward across the Central Bahamas. The front will be accompanied by a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms as it moves across the island chain. Winds will become fresh to strong after the front passes...

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More Hurricane News

Death Toll Rises to 74 post-Hurricane Dorian

February 28, 2020

The police on the Island of Abaco recovered the remains of three unidentified bodies - one in The Mudd and two on Powerline Road on January 31, 2019, February 3, 2020 and February 6, 2020, respectively...

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Chef who fed 3.2 million Meals to Hurricane Victims, Recognized by Bahamas

February 26, 2020

The Islands Of The Bahamas Recognize Chef José Andrés for His Monumental Support to the Country in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian. The Bahamas presents gift to one of its Hurricane Dorian Relief Heroes Chef José Andrés
at premier Wine & Food Festival in South Florida...

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GBDRF Collaborates with GBPA, Local and International NGOs To Help Rebuild 400 Grand Bahama Homes

February 24, 2020

he Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, (GBDRF) in collaboration with its valued partners, has supported homeowners and helped restore hundreds of homes - and counting - in communities across Grand Bahama. Launched in November 2019, the Grand Bahama Home Repair Initiative was designed to assist homeowners in and around Freeport following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The program is a collaborative effort on the part of the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) in partnership with various local and international partners including the Bahamas Red Cross, Rotary and SPB-USA...

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Coordination Key to Effective Disaster Recovery Response

February 24, 2020

Proper coordination is key to delivering an effective disaster recovery response to a storm of the magnitude of Hurricane Dorian, according to Katherine Forbes-Smith, Managing Director of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority...

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Campbell applauds partnerships in aftermath of Dorian

February 24, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell Wednesday applauded the cross government collaborations in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...

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Campbell refutes criticism of lack of preparedness ahead of Dorian

February 24, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, Wednesday refuted criticisms that there was a lack of preparation in the face of the monster storm, Hurricane Dorian, in 2019...

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When the next storm strikes

February 24, 2020

Director of the National Emergency Management Agency Captain Stephen Russel...

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Prime Minister Minnis thanks students of Barbados for Hurricane Dorian support
Prime Minister Minnis thanks students of Barbados for Hurricane Dorian support

February 21, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis got the chance to personally thank Barbadian high school students for raising funds to assist Bahamian students displaced by Hurricane Dorian...

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Breef Pioneers Post-Dorian Resilient Blue Bahamas Project in Grand Bahama

February 21, 2020

BREEF’s “Resilient Blue Bahamas” programme is inspiring young people to get involved with building back a more resilient Bahamas. Starting on 11th February, BREEF delivered a curriculum-based educational model to nearly 500 students from Hugh Campbell Primary School, Bishop Michael Eldon School, Mary Star of the Sea Academy, Lucaya International School and Freeport Gospel Chapel School. The presentation and activities were designed to increase students’ awareness of climate change and the role that coral reefs and mangrove wetlands play in safeguarding our islands from storms...

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Last Shelters Stay Open Til June
Last Shelters Stay Open ‘Til June

February 20, 2020

OFFICIALS hope to have completely deactivated shelters for victims of deadly storm Dorian before the start of the 2020 hurricane season, according to Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell yesterday...

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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.


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