Hurricane Season 2020

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News Item on Tropical Storm Zeta

October 29, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 12 PM, THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2020...

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News Item on Hurricane Zeta

October 28, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM WEDNESDAY 28TH, OCTOBER 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Zeta

October 27, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM TUESDAY 27TH, OCTOBER 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Zeta

October 27, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM TUESDAY, 27TH OCTOBER, 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Zeta

October 27, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM, TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2020...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 31, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 31 Oct 2020 05:03:13 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 31, 2020

000

ABNT20 KNHC 310501

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

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

A tropical wave located over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea

is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. This

system is slowly becoming better organized, and conditions appear

conducive for further development. A tropical depression is likely

to form this weekend as the system moves westward across the

central and western Caribbean Sea. Regardless of development, this

system is expected to produce heavy rainfall across portions of the

ABC islands and Jamaica through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days.....

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 31, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 31 Oct 2020 05:01:11 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 31, 2020

860

ABNT20 KNHC 310501

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

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

A tropical wave located over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea

is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. This

system is slowly becoming better organized, and conditions appear

conducive for further development. A tropical depression is likely

to form this weekend as the system moves westward across the

central and western Caribbean Sea. Regardless of development, this

system is expected to produce heavy rainfall across portions of the

ABC islands and Jamaica through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days.....

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 30, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:25:46 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 30, 2020

000

ABNT20 KNHC 302325

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Fri Oct 30 2020

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

A tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea is producing

a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. This system is

slowly becoming better organized, and conditions appear conducive

for further development. A tropical depression is likely to form

this weekend as the system moves westward across the central and

western Caribbean Sea. Regardless of development, this system is

expected to produce heavy rainfall across portions of the ABC

islands and Jamaica through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 p...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 30, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:25:36 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 30, 2020

792

ABNT20 KNHC 302325

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Fri Oct 30 2020

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

A tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea is producing

a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. This system is

slowly becoming better organized, and conditions appear conducive

for further development. A tropical depression is likely to form

this weekend as the system moves westward across the central and

western Caribbean Sea. Regardless of development, this system is

expected to produce heavy rainfall across portions of the ABC

islands and Jamaica through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 p...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 30, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 30 Oct 2020 17:38:35 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 30, 2020

000

ABNT20 KNHC 301738

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Fri Oct 30 2020

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

A tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea is producing

a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. This system is

gradually becoming better organized, and conditions appear

conducive for further development. A tropical depression is

likely to form this weekend or early next week as the system moves

westward across the central and western Caribbean Sea. Regardless

of development, this system is expected to produce heavy rainfall

across portions of the ABC islands and Jamaica through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.

* Formation chance throug...

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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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