|Authored by:||Bahamas Information Services|
|Source:||Bahamas Information Services|
|Date:||August 24, 2016|
The Minister of Transport & Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 urged all residents in the following islands – Long Island, Ragged Island, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana and Inagua – to pay special heed to the very important weather alerts that have been issued by the Department of Meteorology. The alerts warn that those islands specifically, are likely to be affected by severe flooding beginning Thursday morning and potentially lasting 24-36 hours. Severe flooding indicates high levels of water accumulations in residential areas. The Minister is calling upon all residents to take every necessary precaution to assure the protection of life and property.
Minister Hanna Martin asked that residents please pay attention to all updates from the Department of Meteorology and be vigilant and responsive: the Met Office has indicated a 50 percent chance that the weather pattern may develop into a tropical storm or hurricane.