Message: Hurricane Irene was a initially a Category 2 and then a Category 3 storm which passed over the Bahamas from August 23rd to August 26th 2011.  Irene passed over almost the entire chain of islands causing significant damage in some islands.  Hurricane Irene also passed over the Turks and Caicos Islands on August 24th 2011 as a Category One hurricane resulting in severe flooding. 

Message: Hurricane Irene a Category 3 Hurricane continues to impact the Bahamas. Turks and Caicos warnings downgraded to Tropical Storm Warnings

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The Bahamas continues to experience Hurricane conditions as Hurricane Irene moves across the archipelago.  At 5.00 p.m. today, the centre of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 23.1 north and longitude 74.7 west, and is about 30 miles east south east of long Island and about 215 km south east of Nassau.   Hurricane force winds extend up to 60 miles from the centre and tropical storm winds extend outward to 230 miles.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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