Saturday, September 30, 2023

In Pictures: Hurricane Nicole Spurs Extensive Flooding in Abaco and GB

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Nicole battered Abaco and Grand Bahama with extensive flooding. The tropical storm strengthened to a category 1 hurricane when it hit the northwestern islands.

Images of flooding circulated on social media as Nicole moved over Grand Bahama with winds of 75mph on Wednesday.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology reported a nearly 4-foot (1.2 meters) storm surge north of the town of Treasure Cay on Abaco where some residents sought refuge in storm shelters.

Nicole follows the devastations left behind by Hurricane Dorian which hit Abaco and GB in 2019.

Before officials gave the all-clear for Andros, Eleuthera and New Providence, ocean waves crashed onto the streets in western New Providence.

Nicole landed in Florida on Wednesday night, slamming the east coast, and washing away some backyards and buildings.


Waters flood the Fishing Hole Road in Grand Bahama (Photo credit: Nema)

Abaconians seek shelter in Hurricane centers (Photo credit: Silbert Mills)

Flood water rise in Abaco

Photo credit: Jason McIntosh

Effects of Hurricane Nicole felt in western New Providence (Photo credit: Keith Gomez)
(Photo credit: Keith Gomez)
(Photo credit: Keith Gomez)

Featured Image: Keith Gomez of Freelance Media Group

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