Hurricane Joaquin Bears Down On The Bahamas05:17
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In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Atlantic on October 1, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane early on October 1. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibility of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (NOAA via Getty Images)
In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Atlantic on October 1, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane early on October 1. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibility of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (NOAA via Getty Images)
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Hurricane Joaquin is bearing down on the Bahamas. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson checks on what the conditions are like, what is expected and how residents are faring, with two guests in the Bahamas.

Capt. Stephen Russell is director of the Bahamas' National Emergency Management Agency, based in the capital Nassau, and Kwanza Bowe is co-owner of a restaurant on Stocking Island in Great Exuma, Bahamas

Forecasters say the storm could go on to make landfall somewhere on the East Coast of the U.S.

Guests

  • Capt. Stephen Russell, director of the Bahamas' National Emergency Management Agency, based in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.
  • Kwanza Bowe, co-owner of Chat 'N' Chill restaurant on Stocking Island in Great Exuma, Bahamas.

This segment aired on October 1, 2015.

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