The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has discontinued all alerts relating to Tropical Storm Eta, which impacted The Bahamas over the past two days with heavy rainfall and flooding in low-lying areas. However, residents are being advised to move about with caution, as there is some debris and standing water, which might hamper movement.
In its last Alert #29, issued at 8 am Monday, November 9, 2020 the Met Department advised that Eta was moving away from The Bahamas and that the tropical storm warning for the Northwest Bahamas has been discontinued. Those islands include: Grand Bahama, Abaco, Bimini, The Berry Islands, Andros, New Providence, and Eleuthera. On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 5pm, the Tropical Storm alert for the Central Bahamas was discontinued. Those islands include: Exuma, Cat Island, Long Island, San Salvador and Rum Cay.
On Monday at 7am, the centre of Tropical Storm Eta was located about 230 miles west- southwest of Alice Town, Bimini or about 350 miles of New Providence. Hence, all alerts were discontinued at 8am. The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) at NEMA was partially activated at 3pm Saturday, November 7, 2020 to closely monitor the track of Tropical Storm Eta as it threatens The Bahamas with heavy rain and flooding in low-lying areas.
Representatives of NEMA’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) groups reported to the NEOC at NEMA on Gladstone Road to monitor the system and ensure the public receives timely and accurate information pertaining to the storm.