Sandy's passage well to the west of the country, despite the strong winds and overcast skies, did not hamper the nomination of candidates for the General Elections scheduled to take place on 9th November.
Skies across the country remained overcast for most of the day and the winds were mostly out of the southeast at 30mph gusting to 45mph at times. No rainfall reported on Providenciales during the day and this is probably the case for the rest of the country. As we saw with Hanna and Irene, the south winds pushed water onto the Caicos bank and this blocked roads in a few lowlying areas along the south side of Providenciales.
Airports and most businesses remained operational throughout
the day and residents welcomed the cooler temperatures brought on by the strong winds.
Best wishes to residents in the central and northwestern Bahamas.