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NASSAU, Bahamas, 7 November 2022—The Government is closely monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole which is projected to be in The Bahamas by Wednesday.

The late-season storm is a reminder that we're not out of the woods yet as the Atlantic hurricane season continues through November 30th.

As projections are subject to change, we urge you to follow the official releases of The Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

Currently, Abaco, Andros and the Berry Islands, Bimini, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and New Providence are under tropical storm watch.

Please do not take this storm lightly.

Nicole poses an imminent threat to the islands under the warning.

Everyone must prepare for the worst.

For those who cannot secure themselves at home, please make preparations to move to the nearest storm shelter.

Abaco and Grand Bahama are currently directly in the path of the storm, which could strengthen over the next 36-48 hours.

It is not advised that anyone go out to sea around the areas projected to be impacted.

NEMA will have a briefing for the nation this afternoon, but I ask that you do not wait to start preparing.

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

The Bahamas has over 700 islands and cays, as well as 16 unique island destinations. Located only 50 miles off the coast of Florida, it offers a quick and easy way for travellers to escape their everyday. The island nation also boasts world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the Earth’s most spectacular beaches for families, couples and adventurers to explore. See why It’s Better in The Bahamas at www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

PRESS INQUIRIES

Anita Johnson-Patty
Director, Global Communications
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation
ajohnson@bahamas.com