NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is pleased that all watches and warnings regarding Tropical Storm Emily have been discontinued for the islands of The Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2011, the Department of Meteorology issued its final alert, advising that Emily has degenerated into a trough of low pressure, but will still produce heavy rains.
NEMA had partially activated its operation centres on the Family Islands projected to be affected by Tropical Storm Emily, in the event the situation had escalated into a real threat of a severe thunderstorm or a hurricane.
Tropical storm warnings were issued for the Central and Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which includes Inagua, Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Ragged Island, Cat Island, Great Exuma and its Cays, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.
A warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the mentioned islands within 36 hours.
A tropical storm watch was also issued for the Northwest Bahamas, which includes the islands of Grand Bahama, Bmini, Abaco, the Berry Islands, Andros, New Providence and Eleuthera.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the mentioned islands within 48 hours.
NEMA had also put on alert representatives of its Emergency Function Support groupings to report to the National Emergency Operations Centre at the Churchill Building, to handle any eventuality.