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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The core of intense Hurricane Joaquin begins to move away from the central Bahamas
  • Joaquin is now a Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • Joaquin is expected to produce heavy rainfall over the central Bahamas, with some rainfall expected over the southeastern Bahamas, northwestern Bahamas, eastern Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • This rainfall could result in life-threatening flash floods.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Joaquin has weakened slightly as the eye passes near San Salvador Island.
  • Joaquin is now a Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • Joaquin is expected to produce heavy rainfall over the central Bahamas, with some rainfall expected over the southeastern Bahamas, northwestern Bahamas, eastern Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • This rainfall could result in life-threatening flash floods.

Message: Joaquin now a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Tropical Storm Warning issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

THE SITUATION:
On September 30th, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin became the tenth named hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Central Bahamas, and has been issued for Northwestern Bahamas (including the Abacos, Berry Islands, Eleuthra, Grand Bahama Island and New Providence) and, Southeastern Bahamas (including the Acklins, Crooked Island and Mayaguana). A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Bimini and Andros Island. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the remainder of the southeastern Bahamas now including the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Andros Island.

Message: Joaquin strengthens and is expected to reach portions of the Bahamas tonight (September 30th, 2015), and Thursday.

THE SITUATION:
On September 30th, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin became the tenth named hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Effective 8:00AM, a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Central Bahamas including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island and Rum Cay. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas including the Abacos, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthra, Grand Bahama Island and New Providence, but excluding Andros Island.

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