Representatives for the areas expected to be most affected by the impending thunderstorm on Tuesday sent out stern warnings to their constituents to follow all advisories and warnings until the storm passes.
The always flooding Pinewood Gardens was not spared the rain’s wrath last week and is not expected to be spared this week that is why Pinewood MP Khaalis Rolle said the area floods on days of regular rain and wants his constituents to take warnings from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) “very seriously” this time around.
“My advice is to the residents in Pinewood to pay attention to your environment, pay attention to your homes, look for areas where there are potential areas for breach and be careful,” he said.
“It’s something that you don’t want to encounter and unfortunately living in a hurricane belt and living in the tropics this is something you encounter.”
Pinewood recorded rainfall of up to 12 inches last week and NEMA anticipates the same amounts over the next few days.
Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville said as certain parts of Grand Bahama floods extensively he is also sending out warnings, particularly to those in the Queen’s Cove area.
He added that Grand Bahamians should not think that this weather is only for Nassau as it is expected to cover the entire length of the Bahamian archipelago – from Grand Bahama in the north, to Inagua in the south.
“This is the time now to prepare yourselves and to prepare your homes so that you don’t experience extensive damage,” Dr. Darville said.
“We’d also like to indicate to the residents of Queen’s Cove and McClean’s Town and other low lying areas in East Grand Bahama to not take this system lightly because of the excessive amount of rain there is the possibility of additional flooding.”