Hurricane Dorian has severely impacted the Bahamian Islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. The damage assessments are still being done, however, based upon initial reports from Freeport the best estimate is at least 40% of the homes and buildings are either under 5-15’ of water or the 200+ mph wind gusts have completely leveled them down to the foundations.
Anticipated challenges are indicative of island responses: long supply chains, damaged local infrastructure, and limited areas remaining for on-site staging. Long term recovery will require extensive rebuilding of the infrastructure, homes, and lively-hoods.
Relief for the Bahamas
1Charleston is coordinating local relief efforts through Bahamian Pastor Jermaine Watkins to help get funds and needed items to those suffering in the Bahamas.