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The Southeastern islands of The Bahamas experiencing strong winds and heavy squalls this morning as hurricane conditions are expected to be felt over parts of the country.

Last night in Acklins, residents expressed mild breezy conditions but now the weather is picking up and the shoreline has receded.

Residents there tell the Gallery “the wind has picked up” lashing coconut trees and heavy rain, prompting residents to run for cover.

“It’s much stronger than it was last night,” said one resident, who added “You can hear the howling of the wind.”

“The water has gone way out of here in Mason’s Bay and you can probably walk to Crooked Island so I think we’re going to be looking forward to some weather.”

The storm is moving at 18 miles an hour and is forecast to just touch the southern tip of Acklins at around 11am today and move away quickly.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for The Bahamas, which is on high alert nearly one year after Hurricane Dorian decimated Abaco and portions of Grand Bahama.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected

somewhere within the warning area.

Preparations to protect life

and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, which experienced heavy flooding. Some parts of Provo are virtually impassable.

This will be the first storm to pass over the Bahamas this hurricane season.

Government has relaxed restrictions to allow Bahamians to prepare for Isaias.

A 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will be imposed as of tonight.

Grocery stores, water depots, pharmacies, hardware stores and gas stations will be open until 8pm Saturday.

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