Flooding and Damage Left Behind in Bahamas From Matthew

Flooding, uprooted trees and other damage greets people in the capital city of the Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew blew through.

NBC 6 reporter Jamie Guirola is in Nassau and reports seeing some shallow flooding on streets in Nassau. There are also downed trees, power lines and damaged rooftops. 

Throughout the day Thursday, Nassau was hit with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. A hurricane warning was in effect for the central and northwestern Bahamas.

Nassau is on the most populous island of New Providence in the central Bahamas. The storm came through Nassau Thursday. The streets were deserted as palm fronds flew through the air under heavy rain. Those in Nassau without generators are without power because authorities shut down the power when winds reach 40 mph to protect the grid. The major tourist hotels are on generator power.

The storm is now clear of the lightly populated islands of the southern Bahamas and Russell says there are no reports of any significant damage or casualties on those islands.

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