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The Bahamas: Country in North America
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Caribbean. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago's land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago's population. The archipelagic state consists of fewer than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola Island, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the US state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.


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Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early on Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast. (Aug. 1)  
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Miami closed beaches, marines and parks as Hurricane Isaias churned through the Bahamas on Saturday on a path skirting Florida to the East Coast.
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Florida braces as new Hurricane Isaias bears down

Forecasters declared a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a track for the U.S. East Coast. Beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade..
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Storm surges of three to five feet were possible in the Bahamas, “on top of astronomical tides,” the director of the National Hurricane Center said.
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Hurricane Isaias strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it moved towards the Bahamas and Florida on July 31, 2020.  
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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Los Angeles' mayor says the city may shut down again. The Bahamas is now closed to U.S. travelers.
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Airlines, hotels and restaurants are lobbying for part of a new pandemic relief package. The Bahamas closes its doors to U.S. citizens.
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American tourists barred from entering Bahamas due to COVID-19 cases; other countries still allowed

Three weeks after opening its borders to tourists, the Bahamas has barred American tourists from entering due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Between two storms: Caribbean braces for hurricanes in coronavirus era

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Weeks ahead of schedule, the season's first tropical system could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, forecasters say.
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Health authorities in the southern Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh want to stop a Bahamas-flagged cruise ship with Italians on board from docking at the economic hub on Friday over coronavirus concerns,..
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Storm reprieve: Tropical Storm Humberto steers clear of beleaguered Bahamas

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Bahamas tourist industry hopes for quick comeback from 'Category Hell' storm

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