-
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Recent Posts

Universal Children's Day and Child Protections
A Day Later
Damaged Democracy
It Has Happened Again, Too Often - Another School Shooting in America
The First Public Impeachment Hearing of President Donald Trump

Most Popular Posts

Mourn with Moore
On Partnerships of Conflicting Ideologies as a Force Shaping Extremism
DC Linktank
The World in 2014 - Asia
From This Point

Categories

Elections 2013
Friends in Business
Gun control
Immigration Reform
In America
Natural Disaster
test
The World
Towards 2014

Archives

November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

powered by

My Blog

Destruction in Paradise - Hurricane Dorian Deals a Hefty Blow to the Bahamas

Deadly and destructive Hurricane Dorian is slowly releasing its stationary grip on the Caribbean isles of the Bahamas. In the wake of the hurricane, large swaths of the northern Bahamas have suffered "unprecedented" damage and some areas have been submerged under copious amounts of rainfall and a high and strong storm surge.

For more than 36-hours, the tropical weather system punished the usually sun- drenched vacation isles with winds of 185-miles-per-hour, rainfall measuring in feet and a storm surge that submerged Grand Bahama International Airport under some six-feet-of water.

Media reports of satellite images of the Bahamian damage revealed houses and other structures reduced to colored toothpick-like mounds of rubbish with boats thrown up onto land as large swaths of once-dry remained under water. The leadership of the island group has described the destruction as "unprecedented". Five deaths have been attributed to the storm so far, but that number could increase given the non-surveyed status of the full extent of Dorian and its continuing rains as the system limps northwest away from the Bahamas.

The United States (US) Coast Guard has responded quickly to assist the Bahamas and it is credited thus far with airlifting 21 injured people for medical care in the capital, Nassau, even though some parts that city remain under water. Abaco island and the surrounding islands appear to have taken the brunt of the hurricane-damage. Some 17,000 people inhabit Abaco. 

Head of State Queen Elizabeth II has sent condolences to the people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas via a statement to her representative Governor General Cornelius Smith. Her Majesty said: "At this very difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with those who have seen their homes and property destroyed and I also send my gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers, who are supporting the rescue and recovery effort," the BBC-News reported.

While the resilient people of the Bahamas will rebuild and will recover from this massive act of nature, international assistance will surely be needed to contribute toward the recovery efforts of the beloved Bahamas.