Hurricane Season 2017

Hurricane Headlines

News Item on Hurricane Ophelia

October 13, 2017

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE OPHELIA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6AM FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017. … OPHELIA MOVING FASTER TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST…

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News Item on Hurricane Ophelia

October 12, 2017

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE OPHELIA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2017.
… OPHELIA BECOMES THE 10TH HURRICANE OF THE 2017 SEASON…

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News Item on Tropical Storm Ophelia

October 11, 2017

… OPHELIA MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD AND STRENGTHENING … … FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY …

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News Item on Tropical Storm-Noon Update

October 10, 2017

… OPHELIA GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC… …EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY…

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Weather Forecast October 10-15, 2017
Weather Forecast October 10-15, 2017

October 10, 2017

A ridge of high pressure will dominate most of the Bahamas with brisk winds as a surface trough across the Northwest Bahamas moves into the South Florida region this evening through tonight. Another trough/low pressure will produce unsettled weather across the SE Bahamas...

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More Hurricane News

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 18, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:21:20 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 18, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 181121

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Wed Oct 18 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 Brown

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 18, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:01:12 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 18, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 180501

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 AM EDT Wed Oct 18 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 Berg

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 17, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:20:29 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 17, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 172319

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Tue Oct 17 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 Berg

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 17, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:09:20 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 17, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 171708

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Tue Oct 17 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 Avila

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

October 17, 2017

No tropical cyclones as of Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:41:19 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

October 17, 2017

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ABNT20 KNHC 171139

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Tue Oct 17 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 Avila

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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 Names for 2017

Hurricane Names for 2017


Hurricane Shelters

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Hurricane Checklist

Checklist | Hurricane Season 2017


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)

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