Hurricane Season 2021

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Two years on after Dorian - and residents still repairing homes
Two years on after Dorian - and residents still repairing homes

May 11, 2022

MORE than two years after Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama residents are still repairing homes throughout the island, even as the storm season approaches.

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4.2 bil. lost due to Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Dorian
$4.2 bil. lost due to Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Dorian

May 09, 2022

The Bahamas has lost more than $4.2 billion over the past seven years as a result of hydrometeorological events, namely Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Dorian, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its damage and loss assessments (DaLA) synthesis.

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Warning of busy hurricane season
Warning of busy hurricane season

May 03, 2022

WEATHER experts are predicting an active and "above average" Atlantic hurricane season, with four major hurricanes expected this year.

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New mobile shelter can house 400, Russell says
New mobile shelter can house 400, Russell says

May 03, 2022

As The Bahamas prepares for hurricane season, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell said yesterday that the government has acquired a mobile shelter that can be deployed during post-storm recovery.

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Many in Abaco still struggling
Many in Abaco still struggling

February 23, 2022

MURPHY TOWN, Abaco – Patrick McDonald is living in a tent in the ruins of his father’s home in Murphy Town, Abaco.

The home has no roof and no windows.

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

May 28, 2022

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

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

May 28, 2022

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

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

May 27, 2022

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

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

May 27, 2022

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

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

May 27, 2022

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

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

May 26, 2022

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ABNT20 KNHC 262321

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Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Thu May 26 2022

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 Roberts

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

May 26, 2022

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ABNT20 KNHC 261718

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Thu May 26 2022

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

May 26, 2022

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

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

May 26, 2022

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ABNT20 KNHC 261141

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Thu May 26 2022

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

May 26, 2022

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

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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


Checklist | Hurricane Season

2020 Activation of Shelters


2020 Atlantic Hurricane Predictions


2020 National Emergency Plans

2020 Hurricane Shelter Checklist

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2021 Hurricane Names

1. Anna11. Kate
2. Bill12. Larry
3. Claudette13. Mindy
4. Danny14. Nicholas
5. Elsa15. Odette
6. Fred16. Peter
7. Grace17. Rose
8. Henri18. Sam
9. Ida19. Teresa
10. Julian20. Victor
21. Wanda

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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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