Articles tagged "bahamas"

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Tropical storm formation expected over the Bahamas later today or Saturday

A tropical disturbance, currently designated as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, is moving NW toward the NW Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jupiter Inlet to...

September 13, 2019

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Tropical cyclone organizing over the Bahamas, heavy rainfall and gusty winds in region affected by Hurricane "Dorian"

Satellite images indicate that the area of disturbed weather over the central and southeastern Bahamas is gradually becoming better organized while surface pressures are falling in the area, NWS NHC warned at 12:00 UTC on September 12, 2019. Conditions are becoming...

September 12, 2019

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2 500 people missing after destruction brought by Hurricane "Dorian"

A spokesman with the National Emergency Management Agency - Bahamas confirmed September 11, 2019, that 2 500 people are now registered as missing. However, the number is likely much higher as there were many undocumented people living there. ​The confirmed death...

September 11, 2019

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Dorian death toll feared to reach thousands as storm caused 'absolute destruction' and 'nightmare' to the Bahamas

Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" unleashed its fury on the Bahamas on September 1, 2019, as the strongest ever to hit the archipelago. 45 fatalities were initially confirmed but with the extreme damage that eradicated 45% of infrastructure on Grand Bahama and...

September 09, 2019

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Dorian dumps over 609 mm (24 inches) of rain on Grand Bahama, moving toward USA

Extremely-dangerous Hurricane "Dorian" dumped over 609 mm (24 inches) of rain over parts of Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands and claimed lives of at least 5 people. The current forecast track takes its core north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening...

September 03, 2019

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Hurricane "Dorian" caused 'unprecedented damage' to the Bahamas

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis of the Bahamas said that Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" has caused "unprecedented damage" to his country. The violent tropical cyclone damaged over 13 000 properties, according to the International Red Cross....

September 02, 2019

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Bahamas take direct hit from catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" - the strongest in history to hit the region

Hurricane "Dorian," now a destructive Category 5 storm, has made landfall in Elbow Cay, Abaco Islands, the northwestern Bahamas at 16:40 UTC on September 1, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 298 km/h (185 mph) and wind gusts up to 354 km/h (220 mph),...

September 01, 2019

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Dorian strengthening into major hurricane on its way toward Florida, state of emergency declared

Dorian reached hurricane status at landfall in U.S. Virgin Islands at 18:00 UTC on August 28 where a weather station recorded winds of 132 km/h (82 mph) and a gust of 179 km/h (111 mph). The system is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane during the next...

August 29, 2019

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Tropical Depression Three moving NW between Florida and the Bahamas

Tropical Depression Three formed in the Bahamas at 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT) on July 22, 2019, 195 km (120 miles) E of Palm Beach, Florida. The system was moving NW at 20 km/h (13 mph). At 09:00 UTC (05:00 EDT) on July 23, the center was located about 70 km (40 miles)...

July 23, 2019

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Tropical low over the Bahamas, heading toward Florida

A trough of low pressure located over the northwestern Bahamas is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. The system is heading toward Florida, threatening the state with locally heavy rains. While little development is expected during the next...

May 02, 2019

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Hurricane "Irma" - Cuba to get hit, warnings extended northward along the Florida Peninsula

Hurricane "Irma" changed its projected path and its latest forecast track takes it over or very near the coast of northern Cuba. On the current forecast track, Irma will start moving away from Cuba around 18:00 UTC on Saturday, September 9 and make a turn...

September 08, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cristobal" to become hurricane by Wednesday

Tropical Storm "Cristobal", the third tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, formed from System 96L near southeastern Bahamas during Sunday morning, August 24, 2014. This system is expected to become a hurricane on

August 25, 2014

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Tropical Storm "Bertha" lashes Caribbean islands, strengthens as it moves away

The second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm "Bertha", is now drifting away from the Turks & Caicos Islands, the southern Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.Bertha first crossed over the Dominican Republic on Sunda

August 04, 2014

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Chantal weakened into a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Chantal in Caribbean has lost its tropical characteristics while approaching Haiti. However, Chantal brought heavy rainfall in Central Haiti and the central and south coastal Dominican Republic. The low pressure system extends northeastward from the...

July 12, 2013

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World's largest shark sanctuary declared at Marshall islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is now home to the world’s largest shark sanctuary. The Nitijela, the Marshallese parliament, unanimously passed legislation this week that ends commercial fishing of sharks in all 1,990,530 square kilometers (768,547 square

October 09, 2011

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Hurricane Irene targets East Cost as it gains power

Hurricane Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season, has now organized itself into a major storm and is barreling northward toward the United States' eastern coastline. Several factors have contributed to the growing strength of the storm, now a Category

August 25, 2011

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Atlantic heat source for Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene rumbles through the Atlantic Ocean, it needs fuel to sustain itself. Warm water is the main fuel, and there is plenty of it right now, as there usually is this time of year. The map above shows sea surface temperatures (SST) in the Atlantic...

August 25, 2011

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Irene spinning over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico seen with MODIS

On August 22, 2011, Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, was spinning over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, lashing the islands with wind and rain. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite

August 24, 2011

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Irene seen by TRMM and MODIS satellites strengthnening into Category 1 hurricane

Irene formed as a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands on August 20, 2011. By August 22, the storm had strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. At 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on August 22, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Irene had

August 23, 2011

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Tropical storm Bret stirs bigger waves

   The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has the latest stats on Tropical Storm Bret.Strong northeasterly winds over the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. will steer Bret even farther to the northeast away from the northern Bahamas, protecting the

July 19, 2011