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It is estimated that some locations in Grand Bahama experienced storm surges of over 20ft affecting some 400 businesses and between 8000-9000 homes. As we now commemorate the one-year anniversary of the worst disaster in our country’s history, we remember those who lost their lives in the storm and the families that they left behind.
Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells said as the healthcare system responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, restoration efforts required in the northern islands remain a priority for the Government after Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco nearly one year ago.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the pain caused by the loss of lives during Hurricane Dorian remains personal for him. “Many who died were my friends,” said Min. Turnquest. “Some who are still missing, I know personally. I’ve visited and shared with those persons, in homes now shattered and destroyed. Monuments like this are erected to help ensure that we never forget what happened September 1 st , 2019.”