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They went over South, Central and North Andros towards Bimini and The Berry Islands but because of prevailing weather conditions in the Grand Bahama, the aircraft was unable to make the reconnaissance of that area. “The view was encouraging. There was minimal damage observed from the aircraft,’ said Captain Russell.
Hurricane warning remains in effect for the Northwest and Central Bahamas. This includes the islands of Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Berry Islands including the neighboring Cays, Exuma, Cat Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and Long Island.
Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) wishes to advise that at 8PM this evening, we anticipate that there will be a controlled shutdown of certain high-risk areas in the New Providence grid. This would be necessary only if Isaias maintains current conditions and New Providence sees sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (MPH).