Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has reached out to the Prime Minister of The Bahamas which, since about mid-day, Sunday, is being lashed by Hurricane Dorian.
In a tweet this afternoon Mr Holness said he had reached out to Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.
The catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane, with sustained winds of upward of 185 Miles Per Hour, came ashore in the Abaco in the northern Bahamas just after 12:30 today.
Residents of the main occupied islands have been sending out videos and still pictures through social media. The pictures show widespread flooding, water rushing along streets, submerged motor vehicles and rooftops are blown off.
The Met Service said, in a release issued at 5 p.m., that the distinct eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 26.6 degrees North, longitude 77.3 degrees West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 7 km/h. That slow movement will result in more damage than would otherwise be the case.
The Service said “the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Great Abaco this evening and move near or over Grand Bahama Island tonight and Monday. The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night.”