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Cristobal moves away from Bahamas as forecasters track two more disturbances

August 26, 2014
Cristobal moves away from Bahamas as forecasters track two more disturbances Tropical cyclone Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane on Monday night as it picked up speed heading away from The Bahamas heading towards Bermuda. Meanwhile, forecasters are tracking two more disturbances in the tropical Atlantic heading towards the Caribbean.

New rainfall insurance package not purchased by TCI government

August 26, 2014
New rainfall insurance package not purchased by TCI government Although a member of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) did not participate in a new excess rainfall insurance package offered by the facility. The CCRIF recently announced that just eight of its 16 members have purchased the policy.

Premier responds to flooding

August 25, 2014
Premier responds to flooding Premier Rufus Ewing’s administration has rushed to respond to close to 12 inches of rainfall from Tropical Storm Cristobal over the weekend that resulted in widespread flooding in Providenciales and North Caicos. Extensive flooding has been reported in several areas.

Providenciales hit by heavy flooding

August 24, 2014
Providenciales hit by heavy flooding Heavy rains from the weekend passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal caused widespread flooding in Providenciales. Floodwater engulfed the entire downtown area, including the parking lot of the Island Pride Supermarket and Town Centre Mall, the main downtown roads and stadium area.

Storm warning issued for TCI

August 24, 2014
Storm warning issued for TCI Tropical Storm Cristobal formed on Sunday over the Bahamas and storm warnings have been issued for the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, where heavy rainfall is likely. Interests in the northwestern Bahamas should also monitor the progress of this system.

Tropical cyclone likely to form this weekend

August 23, 2014
Interests in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have been warned to monitor the progress of an area of disturbed weather near Hispaniola, as satellite imagery indicated that a surface circulation could be organizing near the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Tropical storm warning issued for TCI

August 2, 2014
Tropical storm warning issued for TCI A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands as the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was passing just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected by Saturday night.

'Quiet' hurricane season forecast for 2014

April 30, 2014
Dr William Gray and Dr Philip Klotzbach, of Colorado State University at the National Tropical Weather Conference in April forecasted a “quiet” 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season with nine named storms and three hurricanes, only one of which is expected to be "major" category 3, 4 or 5.

Tropical storm Gabrielle downgraded to depression

September 5, 2013
Tropical storm Gabrielle was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday morning and all storm warnings have been discontinued for Puerto Rico. However, interests in the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

Tropical storm Gabrielle forms south of Puerto Rico

September 4, 2013
Tropical storm Gabrielle forms south of Puerto Rico Tropical storm Gabrielle formed in the Caribbean south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and is expected to bring heavy rain over portions of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 11:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, the center of Tropical Storm Gabrielle...

Forecasters reduce prediction for 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

August 5, 2013
Forecasters reduce prediction for 2013 Atlantic hurricane season The Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly slower than initially forecast, Colorado State University climatologists Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said in an updated forecast on Friday. The two experts now estimate that eight hurricanes, including three major ones, will emerge this season.

Fourth named storm of 2013 season forms in tropical Atlantic

July 26, 2013
Fourth named storm of 2013 season forms in tropical Atlantic The fourth named tropical storm of the 2013 hurricane season formed in the tropical Atlantic on Wednesday and at 5:00 am EDT on Friday the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located about 1,425 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Dorian was moving...

Chantal degenerates into tropical wave; warning discontinued

July 10, 2013
Tropical Storm Chantal degenerated into a tropical wave on Wednesday and all coastal tropical storm warnings or watches have been discontinued. However, tropical storm force winds could still affect Haiti and eastern Cuba during the next day or so. Heavy rains may also affect Hispaniola...

Chantal weakens overnight; warning still in effect

July 10, 2013
Tropical Storm Chantal weakened overnight Tuesday and may have degenerated into a tropical wave. However, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as the entire coast of the Dominican Republic, the entire coast of Haiti, and the southeastern...

Tropical storm watch issued for TCI

July 9, 2013
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas as Tropical Storm Chantal continued to strengthen overnight. Residents should start to make preparations as Chantal approaches and small craft operators should not venture far from port.

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