Minister of State Iram Lewis and Assessment Team View Adherence to Building Code in Abaco

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Minister of State Iram Lewis (2nd left) and team.

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis along with architects, engineers and planners from the Ministry of Public Works, Grand Bahama Port Authority, the University of Miami, private firms of South Florida, members of the Architects Board and the former Chief Housing Officer, traveled to Abaco November 11, 2019 to assess damaged and destroyed buildings, Marsh Harbour to Cooper’s Town; and review adherence to the building code, among factors contributing to the large scale of destruction by Hurricane Dorian. 

They determined that there needed to be greater public adherence to the building code.  And given wind and water damage, there is a need for government to look at elevating the roadways; adding more berms, levees or seawalls further inland from the shoreline.  A similar assessment will be done in Grand Bahama.  Photos show Minister of State Lewis at the Government Dock Warehouse in Marsh Harbour; Customs Building at Marsh Harbour Dock; Inspection of North Abaco Bridge; Inspection of Treasure Cay Primary School; and viewing residential damage in the Treasure Cay area. 

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