Hurricane Season 2019

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Disturbance Becomes Tropical Storm Nestor
Disturbance Becomes Tropical Storm Nestor

October 18, 2019

DISTURBANCE BECOMES TROPICAL STORM NESTOR. DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...

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NOAA Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Finds Tropical Cyclone Sixteen Stronger

October 18, 2019

NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS THE SYSTEM STRONGER. DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...

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Depression Remains poorly Organized and Expected to Pass Near the Eastern Cabo VerdeIslands Later Today and Tonight
Depression Remains poorly Organized and Expected to Pass Near the Eastern Cabo VerdeIslands Later Today and Tonight

October 15, 2019

DEPRESSION REMAINS POORLY ORGANIZED AND EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR THE EASTERN CABO VERD ISLANDS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. AT 11:00 AM AST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 21.6° WEST OR ABOUT 160 MILES EAST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS..

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Poorly Organized Tropical Depression Expected to Pass Near Easter Cabo Verde Islands Later Today
Poorly Organized Tropical Depression Expected to Pass Near Easter Cabo Verde Islands Later Today

October 15, 2019

POORLY ORGANIZED TROPICAL DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR THE EASTERN CABO VERDE ISLANDS LATER TODAY. AT 5:00 AM AST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 20.9° WEST OR ABOUT 210 MILES EAST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS...

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in Effect for Andros
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in Effect for Andros

October 11, 2019

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS, AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

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More Hurricane News

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 22, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:12:24 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 22, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 221711

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Tue Oct 22 2019

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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PM's Visit to Man-O-War Cay, Abaco

October 22, 2019

Prime Minister Minnis, Minister Henfield, and Minister of State Lewis evaluated the recovery and restoration efforts in Abaco during a visit this past weekend...

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Samaritan's Purse Regional Directors Paid Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister in Marsh Harbour

October 22, 2019

Samaritan's Purse regional directors for the Caribbean paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Government Complex, Marsh Harbour...

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Prime Minister Visited Hope Town, Abaco Over the Weekend

October 22, 2019

Prime Minister Minnis visited Abaco over the weekend for assessment of recovery and restoration efforts.

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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

October 22, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has been a wakeup call for our country. I was present at one of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) situation report meetings immediately after Dorian, where I gained a true understanding of the scale and magnitude of this climate disaster...

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Government facilitating work of NGOs in all aspects

October 22, 2019

The Government is working with NGO partners – locally and internationally – in recovery and reconstruction efforts, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today at a press conference on his weekend assessment trip to Abaco...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 22, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:03:51 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 22, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 221103

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Tue Oct 22 2019

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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'Dome city' will be in use two years
'Dome city' will be in use two years

October 22, 2019

The $6.4m temporary dome city in Abaco is expected to only be in use for two years, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis...

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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.

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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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