Flood watch issued for northwest Bahamas as heavy rain expected through Friday


Tribune Freeport Reporter


A FLOOD watch alert has been issued for the northwest Bahamas, impacting Abaco, Grand Bahama, and Bimini.

Chief meteorologist Orson Nixon said anywhere between three to five inches of rainfall is expected through Friday. 

Mr Nixon said residents can expect to experience periods of heavy rainfall, but mostly light to moderate rain.

He said there could be embedded thunderstorms, downbursts, and hail.

Freeport administrator Kenwood Cartwright reported no major flooding issues yesterday as rain fell in Grand Bahama.

Flooding in Eight Mile Rock, West Grand Bahama, has been challenging due to faulty drainage systems. The West Grand Bahama administrator, Leonard Dames, told this newspaper his team was still assessing areas when contacted yesterday.

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