Tag: Grand Bahama Island

The Bahamas’ Big Need Is Tourists, It Says

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The Bahamian flag perched on the roof is flying at half-staff. The nation’s flags, even the one above the luxury 3,800-room water park and hotel, have been lowered in honor of the 51 people who died […]

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Bahamas, Still Reeling From Dorian, Braces for Tropical Storm Humberto

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas, still reeling from a hurricane that leveled businesses and left many thousands homeless, was bracing for yet another storm on Saturday that could further batter the same islands that were devastated less than two weeks ago. The new storm, Tropical Storm Humberto, was not expected to be as destructive as […]

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On Dorian-Battered Island, What’s Left? Virtually Nothing

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — No schools. No banks. No gas stations. No supermarkets. No restaurants. No churches. No pharmacies. No hardware stores. No water, no electricity and no phone lines. In this part of the Bahamas, nearly everything is gone. Hurricane Dorian didn’t just upend life in Marsh Harbour, the biggest town in the Abaco […]

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In Bahamas, Stories of Survival From Hurricane Dorian

NASSAU, Bahamas — Days after Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic storms on record, bore down on the Bahamas, a fuller picture from the ground has emerged, and with it, harrowing stories of survival. Even as officials were taking stock of the storm’s toll Thursday — at least 20 people dead — relatives of […]

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Bahamas Stunned as Water Recedes: ‘It’s Like a Bomb Went Off’

TREASURE CAY, Bahamas — The pilot was anxious to help: he had gathered generators, diapers, tuna fish and other supplies. The people living on the islands in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian needed them, immediately. But he wasn’t sure if there was anywhere to land. Flying with the pilot over the hardest-hit areas — […]

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Abaco Islands, at a Remove From the Bahamas’ Resorts, Feel Hurricane’s Wrath

While the Bahamas is often associated with all-inclusive resorts, cruise ships and turquoise waters, its islands enduring the worst of Hurricane Dorian are a patchwork of smaller coastal settlements that Caribbean scholars say belies the idyllic tourism industry that much of the commonwealth’s economy thrives on. The islands are populated, though sparsely, by fishermen and […]

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Hurricane Dorian Reveals Its Destructive Fury as It Slams the Bahamas

As Hurricane Dorian churned its way over the northern Bahamas early Monday, scenes of devastation emerging from the Abaco Islands revealed the destructive fury of one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record. Packing 185 mile-per-hour winds, Dorian first hit the Bahamas’ Abaco Islands on Sunday and then took aim at Grand Bahama Island […]

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Hurricane Dorian Closes In on Bahamas as ‘Catastrophic’ Category 5 Storm

An already dangerous Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 5 storm on Sunday as it aimed its fury at the northern reaches of the Bahamas archipelago, leaving residents scrambling to find shelter as they braced for rising waters and torrential rains. As dawn broke and the first winds began to batter the Abaco Islands and […]

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Northwestern Bahamas Braces for Heavy Hit From Hurricane Dorian

Officials in the northwestern Bahamas ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas and opened shelters in churches and schools on Saturday as they braced for a potential direct hit from an intensifying Hurricane Dorian. The storm, which packed winds of nearly 145 miles per hour on Saturday, was expected to hit Grand Bahama Island and the […]

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