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- Sandy - Not a Candidate
  • From: Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:09:00 +0100 (BST)
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.

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- Sandy's Trek North
  • From: Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:08:44 +0100 (BST)
While no watches and warnings have been posted for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and we are praying it remains this way, the islands have had its fair share of rain associated with the tropical system - Sandy.  The rains began yesterday with strong gusts near thundershowers and this continued through the night. The sky is currently overcast and we had isolated showers through the day.  Winds are out of the east and the seas are running 3 to 4 feet.  Sandy is expected to remain well to the west of the country, however, residents are expecting more rain through the night and into tomorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and families in Jamaica, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas.

- TS Isaac
  • From: Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:40:19 +0100 (BST)
Tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Since noon on Thursday the islands have been affected by rain bands associated with TS Isaac.  Isolated thundershowers and strong gusts affected most of the island yesterday and during the night.  We awoke to sunshine this morning but high clouds are moving in from the south and east and conditions are likely to deteriorate as the northern edge of the storm moves closer to the islands.
There is localised flooding, however, residents across the country welcome the rain and cooler temperature.

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