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Most of Bahamas escaped Irma

Residents across The Bahamas are breathing a sigh of relief following the passage of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 24 people across the Caribbean, but left The Bahamas relatively unscathed, according to initial reports. Police Superintendent James Moss, a resident of Inagua in the southern Bahamas, said though Irma battered the island with howling winds and heavy rain, residents ...

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Tornado slams Grand Bahama

A tornado touched down in Grand Bahama yesterday afternoon damaging buildings, including residences, and creating jitters among residents whose nerves were already frayed from the threat of Hurricane Irma. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) pointed to vivid images of the tornado and its destructive path, which flooded social media, “confirming predictions during the passage of Hurricane Irma through the ...

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Tornado slams Grand Bahama

A tornado touched down in Grand Bahama yesterday afternoon damaging buildings, including residences, and creating jitters among residents whose nerves were already frayed from the threat of Hurricane Irma. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) pointed to vivid images of the tornado and its destructive path, which flooded social media, “confirming predictions during the passage of Hurricane Irma through the ...

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Bahamasair Evacuation Schedule

Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that due to the movement of Hurricane Irma, the airline has adjusted its regular domestic schedule to assist the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with evacuations from Islands in the Southern Bahamas.  Evacuation flights will commence at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday 6th September 2017). In conjunction with NEMA, Bahamasair will carry out the ...

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Minnis issues evacuation order ahead of ‘monster’ hurricane

Branding Hurricane Irma a “monster”, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced tonight that emergency evacuations in Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island will begin tomorrow. “We are facing one of the potentially severest natural disasters in the modern history of The Bahamas,” Minnis said during a national address at the Office of the Prime Minister. “Hurricane ...

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NAD: LPIA may close on Friday

STATEMENT REGARDING AIRPORT OPERATIONS DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA Issued by Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Company NAD held its first hurricane preparedness meeting with the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) community on May 17, 2017, to review the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season projections, lessons learned from Matthew, and any updates to each agency’s standard operating procedures for hurricanes. With Hurricane Irma ...

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Hurricane Watch issued for southeastern Bahamas

As the “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Irma continues to churn towards The Bahamas, the government issued a hurricane watch for the southeastern islands. The watch is in effect for Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Inagua, Mayaguana and Ragged Island. These islands could begin to feel the impact of the storm in about 48 hours. Packing winds near 185 miles per hour ...

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BPL initiates emergency response plan

MESSAGE FROM BPL’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd.’s (BPL) Board of Directors wishes to advise BPL customers that the company has initiated its emergency response plan in preparation of the approaching storm. BPL’s hurricane preparedness began earlier in the year and included tree trimming exercises and the procurement of critical parts that may be damaged in ...

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Irma now an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 5 hurricane

Packing winds near 175 miles per hour (mph), Hurricane Irma has strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” category five hurricane. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has forecasted that it will begin impacting The Bahamas later this week. A warning has been issued for the Leeward Islands, which are expected to feel the brunt of the storm later today and tomorrow. Meantime, ...

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On alert

With The Bahamas facing the threat of Hurricane Irma, a category four hurricane projected to intensify, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday assured residents that the government and all relevant agencies are organized and prepared to deal with Irma’s potential impact. Based on its current course, Irma could affect the southern islands by Thursday evening. As of 6 p.m. yesterday, Irma ...

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