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Abaco to Receive Doppler Radar

According to reports the installation of the other three Doppler radars, which are set to be installed in Abaco, Long Island and Mayaguana, will be complete by November, 2018.

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Abaco Avoids Majority of Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a strong Category Four hurricane, passed through the Bahamas leaving its marking on every island in the archipelago but only seriously impacting New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama.

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Abaconians Begin Gathering Relief to Help Hurricane Matthew Victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew there is a desire to reach out and assist our fellow Bahamians who were devastated by the storm in Nassau, North Andros and Grand Bahama, and there are groups already gathering and sending supplies in to the affected islands.

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Abaco Aids in Storm Relief

Below we are putting together a list of organizations who are collecting donations and sending relief to the residents of Rum Cay, San Salvador, Long Island, Acklins and Crooked Island and wherever it is needed.

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Hurricane Info and Cheklists

Supplies Checklist, Important Numbers and Shelter Locations for Hurricanes and Emergencies in Abaco.

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Waterspout activity increases during early summer months

Abaco, an island surrounded by water in a warm climate, is no stranger to waterspouts and this year is no exception. Over the last month we have experienced above average thunderstorm activity and along with it waterspouts.

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Command Committee Storm Preparedness Meeting held ahead of hurricane season

The Storm Preparedness Command Committee, comprised of all the key people in each field of preparedness in case of a tropical storm or a hurricane, met the afternoon of July 9, prompted by the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Chantal. The meeting took place at the Prime Minister’s Office with the attendance of MP Renardo Curry, and was chaired by Administrator Preston Cunningham. The Port Authority, the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, the Road Traffic Department, The Fire and Rescue Services, the Department of Social Services, The Customs and Immigration Services as well as the Police, the Department of Education, the Ministry of Works, the Airport, BEC and the Red Cross were all represented.

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Hurricane Tracking Chart

The Abaconian would like to offer those who like tracking tropical storms and hurricanes on a map or chart a nice clean chart made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The National Hurricane Centre. Click the link to download and print a copy today.

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Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical Depression Nine has formed just east of the Leeward Islands and is expected develop into a hurricane within the next few days. At 8am the center was located at 15.1N, 51.0W moving west at 17kts with maximum sustained winds of 30kts (35mph) and a barometric pressure of 1007mb.

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Tropical Wave Affecting Northern Bahamas

A surface trough will be producing some wind and rain for Abaco and the Northern Bahamas into the weekend. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) there is a very low chance of development into a tropical storm. Below is NOAA’s report. Disorganized cloudiness and showers over the Central …

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