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Southeast Bahamas being lashed by Hurricane Isaias, storm could strengthen to a Cat 2

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — “Strong winds and heavy squalls” continue to lash the southeastern islands of The Bahamas as Hurricane Isaias makes its way up the chain of islands and draws down on New Providence.

According to the National Hurricane Centre, Isaias could strengthen further over the next 24 hours to maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, qualifying it as a Category 2 hurricane.

Hurricane conditions are expected today over portions of the country.

As of 8am, Isaias was 30 miles northwest of Great Inagua and 340 miles southeast of New Providence.

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