HURRICANE MATTHEW: BMOT Remains Ready For Potential Impact From Hurricane Matthew

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is monitoring Hurricane Matthew, a category four storm, as it prepares to move towards Cuba and Jamaica.

BMOT remains in a state of readiness to ensure the safety and security of visitors to The Bahamas. 

Forecasters have said that the storm could impact The Bahamas, but the extent of such an impact remains unclear.

The Bahamas is an archipelagic nation consisting of 700 islands and cays over 100,000 square miles of ocean.

In the event that the storm does impact the country, the BMOT is prepared to activate its Emergency Coordinating Committee.

Below is the updated list of hurricane shelters throughout the Islands of The Bahamas:

ABACO 
North Abaco District 
Amy Roberts Primary School - Green Turtle Cay 
Faith Walk Church of God (Community Centre) - Cooper’s Town 
Fox Town Primary - Fox Town 
Grand Cay All Age School - Grand Cay 
Shiloh Baptist Church - Grand Cay 
South Abaco District 
Soul Seeking Ministry - Moore’s Island 
Moore’s Island All Age School - Moore’s Island 
Sandy Point Community Centre - Earnest Dean Highway 
Crossing Rocks Primary - Crossing Rocks 
Assemblies of God Church - Cherokee Sound 
Central Abaco District 
Central Abaco Primary School - Dundas Town 
Abaco Central High School - Murphy Town 
Man-O-War Public School - Man-O-War Cay 
Guana Cay All Age School - Guana Cay 
Hope Town Primary School - Hope Town 
ACKLINS 
Nurse’s Residence in N. Acklins - (for residents of Lovely & 
Chester’s Bay) 
Snug Corner Primary School - (residents of Central Acklins) 
Spring Point Community Centre - (Central Acklins Residents) 
The Ebenezer Baptist Church - (residents of Salina Point) 
ANDROS 
North Andros District 
Nicholls Town Primary School - Nicholls Town 
Church of Christ - Nicholls Town 
Church of God of Prophecy - Conch Sound 
Pleasant View Assemblies of God - South Mastic Point 
First Baptist Church - San Andros 
B. A. Newton Primary - Red Bays 
Administration Building - Nicholls Town 1 
(Command Centre) 
Central Andros District 
Church of God - Cargill Creek 
Pentecostal Church - Bowen Sound 
Catholic Church - Fresh Creek 
Miracle Revival International - Calabash Bay
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church - Calabash Bay 
Mt. Ethel Baptist Church - Love Hill 
New Highway Pentecostal Church - Blanket Sound 
South Andros District 
Deep Creek Primary - Deep Creek 
High Rock Primary School - The Bluff 
Long Bay Cays Preschool - Long Bay Cay 
St. Paul’s Baptist Church - Black Point 
Mangrove Cay 
Mangrove Cay High School - Swains 
Burnt Rock Primary - Burnt Rock 
BERRYISLAND 
Church of God of Prophecy - Great Harbour Cay 
BIMINI
Bimini Big Game Lodge - Accommodates 50 persons 
Gateway Academy Gym - Accommodates 100 persons 
CAT CAY
Residents in Cat Cay would be evacuated to North Bimini in the event of a hurricane. 
CROOKED ISLAND 
Ezekiel Thompson Hall - Cabbage Hill 
Church of God of Prophecy - Cripple Hill 
Deleveaux’s Residence - Major’s Cay 
LONG CAY 
Collie’s Duplex - Albert Town 
Command Centre & 
Additional Shelter - Cabbage Hill 
CAT ISLAND 
St. Andrews Anglican Church    
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 
Zion Baptist Church 2 
St. Marks Anglican Church 
Seventh-Day Adventist Church 
Lovely ZionB aptist Church    
ELEUTHERA 
North Eleuthera District 
Purplemae Restaurant 
Wesley Methodist Church 
Trinity City of Praise Centre 
Mission Church of God 
Peoples Haitian Baptist Church 
John Wesley Methodist Church 
Harbour Island 
Lighthouse Church of God 
Wesley Methodist Church 
South Eleuthera District 
Rock Sound Primary School 
Green Castle Primary School 
Wemyss Bight Primary School 
DeepCreek Middle School 
Bannerman Town & John Miller’s Community Library 
Current, Current Island & Spanish Wells 
The Current Community Centre 
Zion Methodist Church 
Central Eleuthera 
The Resource Centre 
The Salvation Army 
Church of the Nazarene 
Governor’s Harbour Primary School 
St. Mark’s Native Baptist Church 
Cambridge Villas 
EXUMA
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church - Williams Town 
St. Peter’s Union Baptist Church - Forbes Hill 
St. Matthew’s Baptist Church - Ferry 
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church - Hartswell/Rolle Town 
St. Andrew’s Community Centre - George Town 
St. Theresa’s Catholic Centre - George Town 3 
College of the Bahamas    
Resource Centre - George Town 
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church - Mt. Thompson 
Palestine Baptist Church - Forest 
Ebenzer Baptist Church - Farmer’s Hill 
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church - Harts 
Ebenezer Baptist Church - Rolleville 
Mt. Sinai Union Baptist Church - Stuart Manor 
St. Margaret Baptist Church - Stuart Manor 
Ebenezer Baptist Church - Barraterre 
INAGUA
Zion Baptist Church 
St. Michael’s Methodist Church 
St. Phillips Community Centre 
LONG ISLAND
Seymour’s Gospel Chapel 
Highway Church of God 
St. Joseph’s Anglican Church 
First Assemblies of God 
Senior’s Recreational Centre 
Community Centre 
St. John’s Anglican Church Hall 
Holy Cross Anglican Church 
Holy Family Anglican Church 
The Church of the Ascension 
MAYAGUANA
Abraham’s Bay High School 
Pirates Well Primary School 
RAGGED ISLAND
Administration Building 
SAN SALVADOR
Idell Jones Community Hall - Cockburn Town 
Fellowship in Christ Kingdom Ministries - Cockburn Town    
Gerace Research Center - United Estates 
 
RUM CAY
St. Christopher Anglican Church - Port Nelson         
GRAND BAHAMA 
Freeport 
The Cancer Association - East Atlantic Drive & Norma Headly Way 
Foster B. Pestina Center - Pioneers Way & Rhodes Lane 
The Pro Cathedral of Christ the King -   
Church of Christ Fellowship Hall - East Beach Drive & Sunset Highway 
St. Georges High School Gymnasium - Sunset Highway 
First Baptist Church Hall - Columbus Drive & Nansen Avenue 
Central Church of God - Pioneers Way East & Coral Road 
Sir Jack Hayward High School Gymnasium - Wildcat Avenue & Pioneers Way East 
Maurice Moore Primary School - Sandcome & Torcross Roads 
West Grand Bahama 
Eight Mile Rock Gymnasium - Eight Mile Rock 
NEW PROVIDENCE 
New Dimensions Ministries - Joe Farrington Road 
Epiphany Anglican Church - Prince Charles Drive 
Epworth Hall/Ebenezer 
Methodist Church - Shirley Street 
Holy Cross Anglican Church - Highbury Park off Soldier Road 
Kemp Road Ministries - Kemp Road 
Pilgrim Baptist Church - St. James Road 
Salvation Army - Mackey Street 
St. Mary’s Hall/St. Augustine College - Bernard Road 
Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church - Kennedy Subdivision 
Golden Gates World Outreach - Carmichael Road 
New Bethlehem Baptist Church - Independence Drive 5 
Southwest Cathedral Church - Carmichael Road 
Church of God of Prophecy - Augusta & Patton Streets 
Ebenezer Mission Baptist Church - St. Charles Vincent Street 
Salvation Army - Meadow Street 
Church of God of Prophecy - East Street 
St. Barnabas Anglican Parish Church - Wulff & Blue Hill Roads 
Mt.Moriah Baptist Church - Farrington Road
Church of God of Prophecy - Gambier Village 
New Providence Community Centre - Blake Road 
Calvary Haitian Baptist Church - West Avenue 
Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church - Tonique Williams Darling Highway 
C.R.Walker Sr.High School  Auditorium - Blue Hill Road 
All Saints on Calvary Hill Anglican Church - Joan’s Heights 
St. John’s Native Baptist Church - Meeting Street
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