The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is monitoring Hurricane Matthew, a category three storm, as it prepares to move towards Cuba and Jamaica.

The BMOT remains in a state of readiness to ensure the safety and security of visitors to The Bahamas.

Forecasters have said that the storm could impact The Bahamas, but the extent of such an impact remains unclear.

The Bahamas is an archipelagic nation consisting of 700 islands and cays over 100,000 square miles of ocean.

In the event that the storm does impact the country, the BMOT is prepared to activate its Emergency Coordinating Committee.

Below is the updated list of hurrican shelters throughout the Islands of The Bahamas:

Abaco

  • North Abaco District 
  • Amy Roberts Primary School - Green Turtle Cay 
  • Faith Walk Church of God 
  •  (Community Centre) - Cooper’s Town 
  • Fox Town Primary - Fox Town 
  • Grand Cay All Age School - Grand Cay 
  • Shiloh Baptist Church - Grand Cay 
  • South Abaco District 
  • Soul Seeking Ministry - Moore’s Island 
  • Moore’s Island All Age School - Moore’s Island 
  • Sandy Point Community Centre - Earnest Dean Highway 
  • Crossing Rocks Primary - Crossing Rocks 
  • Assemblies of God Church - Cherokee Sound 
  • Central Abaco District 
  • Central Abaco Primary School - Dundas Town 
  • Abaco Central High School - Murphy Town 
  • Man-O-War Public School - Man-O-War Cay 
  • Guana Cay All Age School - Guana Cay 
  • Hope Town Primary School - Hope Town 
  • ACKLINS 
  • Nurse’s Residence in N. Acklins - (for residents of Lovely & 
  • Chester’s Bay) 
  • Snug Corner Primary School - (residents of Central Acklins) 
  • Spring Point Community Centre - (Central Acklins Residents) 
  • The Ebenezer Baptist Church - (residents of Salina Point) 

Andros

  • North Andros District 
  • Nicholls Town Primary School - Nicholls Town 
  • Church of Christ - Nicholls Town 
  • Church of God of Prophecy - Conch Sound 
  • Pleasant View Assemblies of God - South Mastic Point 
  • First Baptist Church - San Andros 
  • B. A. Newton Primary - Red Bays 
  • Administration Building - Nicholls Town 1 
  • (Command Centre) 
  • Central Andros District 
  • Church of God - Cargill Creek 
  • Pentecostal Church - Bowen Sound 
  • Catholic Church - Fresh Creek 
  • Miracle Revival International - Calabash Bay
  • Mt. Sinai Baptist Church - Calabash Bay 
  • Mt. Ethel Baptist Church - Love Hill 
  • New Highway Pentecostal Church - Blanket Sound 
  • South Andros District 
  • Deep Creek Primary - Deep Creek 
  • High Rock Primary School - The Bluff 
  • Long Bay Cays Preschool - Long Bay Cay 
  • St. Paul’s Baptist Church - Black Point 
  • Mangrove Cay 
  • Mangrove Cay High School - Swains 
  • Burnt Rock Primary - Burnt Rock 

Berry Island

  • Church of God of Prophecy - Great Harbour Cay 

Bimini

  • Bimini Big Game Lodge - Accommodates 50 persons 
  • Gateway Academy Gym - Accommodates 100 persons 

Cat Cay

Residents in Cat Cay would be evacuated to North Bimini in the event of a hurricane. 

Crooked Island

  • Ezekiel Thompson Hall - Cabbage Hill 
  • Church of God of Prophecy - Cripple Hill 
  • Deleveaux’s Residence - Major’s Cay 

Long Cay

  • Collie’s Duplex - Albert Town 
  • Command Centre & 
  • Additional Shelter - Cabbage Hill 

Cat Island 

  • St. Andrews Anglican Church    
  • Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 
  • Zion Baptist Church 2 
  • St. Marks Anglican Church 
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church 
  • Lovely Zion Baptist Church    

Eleuthera

  • North Eleuthera District 
  • Purplemae Restaurant 
  • Wesley Methodist Church 
  • Trinity City of Praise Centre 
  • Mission Church of God 
  • Peoples Haitian Baptist Church 
  • John Wesley Methodist Church
  • Harbour Island 
  • Lighthouse Church of God 
  • Wesley Methodist Church 
  • South Eleuthera District 
  • Rock Sound Primary School 
  • Green Castle Primary School 
  • Wemyss Bight Primary School 
  • DeepCreek Middle School 
  • Bannerman Town & John Miller’s Community Library 
  • Current, Current Island& Spanish Wells 
  • The Current Community Centre 
  • Zion Methodist Church 
  • Central Eleuthera 
  • The Resource Centre 
  • The Salvation Army 
  • Church of the Nazarene 
  • Governor’s Harbour Primary School 
  • St. Mark’s Native Baptist Church 
  • Cambridge Villas 

Exuma

  • St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church - Williams Town 
  • St. Peter’s Union Baptist Church - Forbes Hill 
  • St. Matthew’s Baptist Church - Ferry 
  • Mt. Carmel Baptist Church - Hartswell/Rolle Town 
  • St. Andrew’s Community Centre - George Town 
  • St. Theresa’s Catholic Centre - George Town 3 
  • College of the Bahamas    
  • Resource Centre - George Town 
  • Mt. Hermon Baptist Church - Mt. Thompson 
  • Palestine Baptist Church - Forest 
  • Ebenzer Baptist Church - Farmer’s Hill 
  • St. Margaret’s Anglican Church - Harts 
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church - Rolleville 
  • Mt. Sinai Union Baptist Church - Stuart Manor 
  • St. Margaret Baptist Church - Stuart Manor 
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church - Barraterre 

Inagua

  • Zion Baptist Church 
  • St. Michael’s Methodist Church 
  • St. Phillips Community Centre 

Long Island

  • Seymour’s Gospel Chapel 
  • Highway Church of God 
  • St. Joseph’s Anglican Church 
  • First Assemblies of God 
  • Senior’s Recreational Centre 
  • Community Centre 
  • St. John’s Anglican Church Hall 
  • Holy Cross Anglican Church 
  • Holy Family Anglican Church 
  • The Church of the Ascension 

Mayaguana

  • Abraham’s Bay High School 
  • Pirates Well Primary School 

Ragged Island

  • Administration Building 

San Salvador

  • Idell Jones Community Hall - Cockburn Town 
  • Fellowship in Christ Kingdom Ministries - Cockburn Town 
  • Johnathan Knowles 
  • Gerace Research Center - United Estates 
  • Rennard & Janet Storr 

Rum Cay

  • St. Christopher Anglican Church - Port Nelson         

Grand Bahama

  • Freeport 
  • The Cancer Association - East Atlantic Drive& 
  •  Norma Headly Way 
  • Foster B. Pestina Center Pioneers Way 
  • & Rhodes Lane 
  • The Pro Cathedral of Christ the King - Church of Christ Fellowship Hall - East Beach Drive & Sunset Highway 
  • St. Georges High School Gymnasium - Sunset Highway 
  • First Baptist Church Hall - Columbus Drive& Nansen Avenue 
  • Central Church of God - Pioneers Way East& Coral Road 
  • Sir Jack Hayward High School Gymnasium - Wildcat Avenue& Pioneers Way East 
  • Maurice Moore Primary School - Sandcome & Torcross 
  •  Roads West Grand Bahama 
  • Eight Mile Rock Gymnasium - Eight Mile Rock 

New Providence

  • New Dimensions Ministries - Joe Farrington Road 
  • Epiphany Anglican Church - Prince Charles Drive 
  • Epworth Hall/Ebenezer Methodist Church - Shirley Street 
  • Holy Cross Anglican Church - Highbury Park off Soldier Road 
  • Kemp Road Ministries - Kemp Road 
  • Pilgrim Baptist Church - St. James Road 
  • Salvation Army - Mackey Street 
  • St. Mary’s Hall/St. Augustine College - Bernard Road 
  • Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church - Kennedy Subdivision 
  • Golden Gates World Outreach - Carmichael Road 
  • New Bethlehem Baptist  Church - Independence Drive 5 
  • Southwest Cathedral Church - Carmichael Road 
  • Church of God of Prophecy - Augusta & Patton Streets 
  • Ebenezer Mission Baptist Church - St. Charles Vincent Street 
  • Salvation Army - Meadow Street 
  • Church of God of Prophecy - East Street 
  • St. Barnabas Anglican Parish Church – Wulff & Blue Hill Roads 
  • Mt.Moriah Baptist Church - Farrington Road
  • Church of God of Prophecy - Gambier Village 
  • New Providence Community Centre - Blake Road 
  • Calvary Haitian Baptist Church - West Avenue 
  • Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church - Tonique Williams Darling Highway 
  • C.R.Walker Sr.High School Auditorium - Blue Hill Road 
  • All Saints on Calvary Hill Anglican Church - Joan’s Heights 
  • St. John’s Native Baptist Church - Meeting Street

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