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    A Miami woman's boating trip in the Bahamas took a terrifying turn when she found herself swimming just inches away from an eight-foot shark. Iso Machado was celebrating her birthday on a friend's boat last Friday in the when she decided to ride an inflatable slide down into the pristine waters below.   Video recorded by Machado's son's friend Kevan Sarota shows her cheering as she took the plunge and splashed into the sea.  That's when a crew member on deck pointed out a dark figure in the water that was swimming right toward a blissfully unaware Machado.  Her son, Anthony, is then heard calling out: 'Oh my god, oh my god, Mom! Don't freak out, don't freak out!'  Scroll down...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Shark Week kicks off at the Shedd Aquarium Sunday.In celebration of the apex predator, animal-enthusiasts of all ages can take a virtual dive underwater and come face-to-face with sharks from the comfort of your own home through the aquarium's "Stay Home With Shedd" series.The footage was collected in the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas during a research expedition. Shedd scientists are studying the population in the Bahamas, which are protected by law within the waters of the island nation after the establishment of the Bahamas Shark Sanctuary in 2011.Although Shedd's 2020 shark research expedition was postponed due to COVID-19 safety concerns, these videos provide a way for Shedd to continue to learn about sharks from Chicago,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed tornadoes, dangerous winds, and heavy rain sweeping through the Tri-State area with nearly as much power as it had after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.More than 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias still had sustained top winds of 65 mph (105 kph). At 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the storm's center was about 65 miles (105 km) west of New York City, where winds forced the Staten Island ferry and outdoor subway lines to shut down.More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.EMBED More News Videos Viewer video from Paul Cassaccio shows a tornado in Marmora, New Jersey. A tornado watch...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias strengthened while hugging the Florida coast and bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the east coast of the state.AccuWeather expects what's left of Isaias to bring heavy rain to the Tri-State on Tuesday and a tropical storm watch has been issued for part of the area.At 5:00 p.m., Isaias had winds of 70 mph, just under hurricane strength.Tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches are being extended northward in the Carolinas.Isaias is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A turn toward the north and north-northeast along with an increase in forward speed is anticipated on Monday and Tuesday.On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will pass just to the...
    A person looks out as waves kicked up by the Tropical Storm Isaias crash along the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier on August 2, 2020 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The storm is brushing along the east coast of Florida and tropical storm conditions will extend northward along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Joe Raedle | Getty Images Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region.Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida."Don't be fooled by the downgrade," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned during a news conference on Saturday after the storm - pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs - spent hours roughing up the Bahamas.Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites, lashing signs to palm trees so they wouldn't blow away. The governor said the state is anticipating...
    By TAMARA LUSH and DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was expected to regain hurricane strength overnight as it barreled toward Florida. “Don't be fooled by the downgrade,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned during a news conference on Saturday after the storm — pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs — spent hours roughing up the Bahamas. Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites, lashing signs to palm trees so they...
    David Terrazas and Andrea Hagopian (L-R) put shutters over the sliding glass doors at Maria’s Restaurant as Hurricane Isaias approaches on August 01, 2020 in Stuart, Florida. The hurricane is expected to brush past the east coast of Florida within the next 24 hours. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Category 1 storm, Hurricane Isaias, landed in the Bahamas with winds of about 85 mph. Many buildings and trees were blown over and the storm caused wide-spread damage. Although the storm is moving away from the Bahamas and towards the U.S., Trevor Basden, the director of the Bahamas meteorology department told residents  to “continue to hunker down”. https://twitter.com/PamArthurFL/status/1289723891967905792 While on the way to Florida, Isaias was weakened to a tropical storm,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP/CNN) — Hurricane Isaias crossed over the Bahamas’ Andros Island late Saturday morning, whipping it and nearby islands with heavy rain and strong winds as the storm headed closer to Florida. Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power while raking Andros, with about 8,000 of the Bahamas’ roughly 385,000 residents. Officials in the Bahamas opened shelters for people in Abaco island to help those who have been living in temporary structures since Hurricane Dorian devastated the area, killing at least 70 people, last year. Just to the east, power outages were reported across the Bahamas’ New Providence island, including the capital of Nassau, as the storm pushed down trees and power lines, Eyewitness News Bahamas reported. Isaias also caused damage...
    Hurricane Isaias strengthened slightly as it lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, bearing down on Florida, and was expected to approach the southeast of the state later in the day before traveling up the eastern U.S. seaboard. Floridas well-honed hurricane responses have been partly upended by its grappling with one of the countrys worst outbreaks of the novel coronavirus. The emergency operations center in Miami, usually a beehive of activity ahead of a storm, was mostly empty with plastic dividers set up between work stations and fans with ultraviolet lights hung around the room in the hope of eradicating any floating virus particles. Many emergency officials are instead working remotely. "Its not a perfect system," said Frank Rollason, Miami-Dades director...
    (CNN)Like many in southeastern Florida this weekend, West Palm Beach resident Benjamin Peterson was at Costco Friday stocking up on essentials in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias.The storm -- pronounced (ees-ah-EE-as) -- is the Atlantic's earliest storm on record to begin with an "I." As of 2 a.m. Saturday, Isaias was about 115 miles south-southeast of Nassau, Bahamas, and was moving northwest at 14 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Track the storm hereThe storm has sustained winds of 85 mph and is expected to move over the central region of the Bahamas Saturday morning and near or over the northwestern Bahamas later in the day. The storm is expected to move near the east coast of...
    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters post hurricane warning for populated stretch of Florida’s Atlantic coast as Isaias nears the Bahamas. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW York City and the entire tri-state area is bracing for powerful Hurricane Isaias to make landfall next week. The category 1 storm is strengthening on its path towards the US, and is on track to hit the East Coast on Wednesday, according to NOAA. 5Hurricane Isaias is predicted to hit the east coast next weekCredit: NWS 5Isaias pummelled Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on ThursdayCredit: AFP or licensors Isaias is expected to pummel the Bahamas on Friday with 80mph winds and possible flooding, before moving through Florida on Saturday and Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for parts of eastern Florida on Friday, with a chance of powerful tropical-force winds. As it makes its...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hurricane Watch has been issued for portions of the Florida east coast from north of Deerfield Beach to the Volusia-Brevard County Line due to Hurricane Isaias. At 11 a.m., Friday, the center of the storm was about 295 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. It was moving to the northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Some strengthening is possible on Friday and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days. Isaias is forecast to continue moving to the northwest and slow down over for the next couple...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Isaias is lashing the southeastern Bahamas, Turks, and Caicos Islands with heavy winds and heavy squall lines. At 8 a.m., Friday, the center of the storm was about 340 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. It was moving to the northwest at 17 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Some strengthening is possible on Friday, and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days. Isaias is forecast to continue moving to the northwest and slow down over for the next couple of days, it will then take a turn toward...
    The winds expected from Hurricane Isaias over the next five days as of 2 a.m. EDT on Friday. National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened to a hurricane. It is currently over the Caribbean and is expected to bring storm conditions to Florida over the weekend. Hurricane Isaias hit the Dominican Republic on Thursday and caused flooding and blackouts in Puerto Rico, with warnings also in place for Haiti, The Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, and Cuba. The National Hurricane Center is warning of flash flooding and dangerous waves in Florida, with Isaias expected to hit the east coast on Saturday. Heavy rains could then spread up North and South Carolina.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Isaias will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the southeastern Bahamas on Friday morning. At 5 a.m., Friday, the center of the storm was about 385 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. It was moving to the northwest at 17 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Some strengthening is possible on Friday, and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days. Isaias is forecast to continue moving to the northwest and slow down over for the next couple of days, it will then take a turn toward the north-northwest....
    WOWCHER has launched their popular £99 Mystery Holiday deal - and destinations in the Caribbean are on the list. The bargain offer will let lucky winners travel half-way across the world for under £100, as well as offering other short haul getaways. 2You could spend five nights in the Bahamas or Barbados - for £99 eachCredit: Alamy There are more than 40 destinations available, with the best options being five nights and return flights to Barbados or the Bahamas. Other great deals include seven nights to Bodrum in Turkey, on an all-inclusive deal with other two to three night deals across Spain, France and Greece. £99 Wowcher Mystery Holiday to Europe or the Caribbean - book here The...
    The National Hurricane Center declared Isaias a hurricane late Thursday night as it nears the Bahamas after the storm knocked out electricity and drenched Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic earlier in the day. TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS: AMERICANS SHOULD START PREPARING FOR 'WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL AND STORM SURGE,' HURRICANE CENTER SAYS By late Thursday, Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane. “There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge along portions of the U.S. East Coast beginning this weekend in Florida and spreading northward to the Carolinas and southern mid-Atlantic states early next week,” an advisory from the center said. The center said on Twitter that data from the Air...
    MIAMI (AP) — Isaias becomes a hurricane as it nears the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center says. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias, forecast to become a hurricane by Friday night, is nearing the southeastern Bahamas. At 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 95 miles east-southeast of Great Inagua Island with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 18 mph, and a generally northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the next couple of days followed by turn toward the north-northwest. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over the Southeastern Bahamas by late Thursday night. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and move near or over the Northwestern Bahamas and near South Florida...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to become a hurricane by sometime Friday. At 5 p.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 155 miles west-northwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph and a northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.   On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near the Southeastern Bahamas by late tonight. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and move near or over the Northwest Bahamas and near South Florida on Saturday. Download The New CBS4 News App Here ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing heavy rain and tropical-storm-force winds to portions of the Dominican Republic. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 95 miles west-northwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph, A west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will continue to move over Hispaniola through Thursday evening, and be near the Southeastern Bahamas by late Thursday night or early Friday. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and move near or over the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias is causing life-threatening flash flooding and gusty high winds across Puerto Rico. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 50 miles southwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph, A west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola on Thursday and move near the Southeastern Bahamas by Thursday night or early Friday. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and approach the Northwest Bahamas or southern Florida Friday night and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico. At 5 a.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 165 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 21 mph, and a west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola late Thursday and near the southeastern Bahamas by early Friday. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Little change in strength is anticipated until landfall in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, with a re-strengthening forecast...
    Tropical Storm Isaias formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday evening prompting forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning for several islands in the Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Isaias was centered about 155 miles (249 kilometers) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and about 265 miles (426 kilometers) southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 20 mph (32 kph). The government of the Bahamas has upgraded the tropical storm watch for the central Bahamas to a tropical storm warning and has issued a tropical storm watch for the northwestern Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions continued across portions of the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British...
    Tropical Storm Isaias formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday evening prompting forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning for several islands in the Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Isaias was centered about 155 miles (249 kilometers) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and about 265 miles (426 kilometers) southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and was moving west northwest at 20 mph (32 kph). The government of the Bahamas has upgraded the tropical storm watch for the central Bahamas to a tropical storm warning and has issued a tropical storm watch for the northwestern Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions continued across portions of the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A disturbance in the Atlantic has become Tropical Storm Isaias. At 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Isaias was located 155 miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph, and a west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola on Thursday and near the Southeastern Bahamas by early Friday. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Some weakening is likely when the center moves over Hispaniola with some strengthening expected by Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to...
    After reopening borders to international travelers, the Bahamas has implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Marianna Massey/Getty Images The Bahamas reopened to international travelers on July 1. But after a spike in coronavirus cases, the country decided to close its borders to US residents. That order was quickly reversed, and now the country has placed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming visitors. Once the quarantine is over, visitors can explore the country's 700 islands, but they'll find many attractions closed or working at limited capacities.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel during this time. If you decide to travel, follow the CDC's recommendations in its Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice.   Visit Insider's homepage...
    A couple wear protective masks and goggles as they prepare to board a flight to the Bahamas at terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport on March 16, 2020 in London, England. While the U.S. continues to downplay the severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic, other countries around the world are not here for its games and the U.S. passport is falling flat as a weapon against the coronavirus. Despite the revenue garnered from tourism, countries around the world are closing their doors to American tourists and travelers to avoid the risk of spreading COVID-19. Last month, the European Union removed the U.S. from its exclusive list of 15 countries tourists can visit from. As the U.S. passes the 3 million...
     The Bahamian government is banning travelers from the US and other countries where coronavirus cases are surging in an effort to prevent further spread of the virus in the Caribbean nation. All international commercial flights are banned from entering the Bahamas, effective Wednesday, July 22. The only exemptions are visitors from the United Kingdom, European Union and Canada who have tested negative, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a nationally televised address Sunday. "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," Minnis said in his address, noting that the Bahamas has confirmed 15 new cases for a total of 153 cases. 49 of the cases had been identified since the Bahamas...
    AS of Wednesday Americans will not be able to travel to the Bahamas as coronavirus cases continue to spike in the US. The vacation destination will close its borders strictly for US tourists. 9 The Bahamas is closing its borders to US tourists indefinitelyCredit: Getty - Contributor Travelers from the UK, the European Union, and Canada will still be allowed to enter the Bahamas. Here is more on the travel ban and what it means. Why are the Bahamas banning US tourists? The office of Hubert Minnis, the Bahamian Prime Minister, issued a statement announcing the country will not allow US travelers to enter. The ban was encouraged due to the coronavirus spike in the US. “Regrettably, the situation here...
    American tourists are to be barred from entering the Bahamas from Wednesday, amidst resurgent levels of COVID-19 in the U.S. The situation in the Bahamas has deteriorated “at an exponential rate” since the reopening of international borders on July 1, the country’s Prime Minister, Hubert Minnis, said. He said the country’s national airline, Bahamasair, will cease flights to the United States, effective immediately. From Wednesday international flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter the borders unless they come from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Minnis did not call out the U.S., by name, but pointedly said citizens in other countries were “ignoring health guidelines.” Florida, one of the largest tourism markets for the Bahamas, reported 12,478 new COVID-19 cases...
    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith seem to be working on their marriage of 23 years. The couple have flown to the Albaby resort in the Bahamas, according to PageSix, after the 48-year-old Matrix actress confirmed to her action star husband on her Facebook show Red Table Talk that she had cheated with 27-year-old rapper August Alsina. The site added that also with the couple was their 19-year-old daughter Willow. Hanging on: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith seem to be working on repairing their marriage of 23 years. Seen in 2015 Nice getaway: The couple have flown to the Albaby resort in the Bahamas, according to PageSix Albany is a luxury resort community on the island of New Providence...
    & nbsp; on behalf of the Panamanian Lucum foundation in Mirabaud private banking, to an account in the tax haven & nbsp;from the Bahamas, about which Corinna Larsen, who claimed to be unaware, was asked, according to documents of the investigation to which El País has had access. “data-reactid =” 26 “> The Swiss prosecutor Yves Bertossa investigates a transfer of 3 , 5 million euros from the Swiss account of Juan Carlos I, in the name of the Panamanian Lucum foundation in the Mirabaud private bank, to an account in the tax haven of The Bahamas, about which Corinna Larsen was asked, who claimed not to know her, according to documents of the investigation to which El País has...
    Breaking News — San Juan, Jun 21 . .- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation reported this Sunday that the archipelago is preparing for the second phase of the Tourism Preparation and Recovery Plan, which will begin on Wednesday, July 1 and will allow the resumption of international travel to the Atlantic territory. The state agency reported through a statement that the plans evolve according to COVID-19 trends, but that some of the guidelines for the arrival of foreign visitors include that all travelers present a negative test for the coronavirus. upon arrival in the Bahamas. Meanwhile, certain selected groups will be exempt from presenting the test, including children under 2 years of age, pilots who do not...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.FactsThe 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a "tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher."Hurricanes are rated according to intensity of sustained winds on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage. Read MoreA Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane. The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness:A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours.A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph...