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Pm And Nema Team Assess Damage From Isaias

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis boarding U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry for an initial aerial overview to survey the damage and assess the needs of those in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaias on Sunday. (PHOTO/OPM Communications Unit)

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis boarding U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry for an initial aerial overview to survey the damage and assess the needs of those in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaias on Sunday. (PHOTO/OPM Communications Unit)

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) conducted an initial aerial overview to survey the damage and assess the needs of those in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaias on Sunday.

Present were Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis; Leader of the Official Opposition Philip Davis; Minister of Works Desmond Bannister; Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell; US Charge d’Affaires Kevin O’Reilly and U.S. Coast Guard District 7 Commander Rear Admiral Eric Jones on U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry.

They went over South, Central and North Andros towards Bimini and The Berry Islands but because of prevailing weather conditions in Grand Bahama, the aircraft was unable to make the reconnaissance of that area.

“The view was encouraging. There was minimal damage observed from the aircraft,’ said Captain Russell.

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) conducted an initial aerial overview to survey the damage and assess the needs of those in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaias on Sunday.. Present were Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis; Leader of the Official Opposition Philip Davis; Minister of Works Desmond Bannister; Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell; US Charge d’Affaires Kevin O’Reilly and U.S. Coast Guard District 7 Commander Rear Admiral Eric Jones on U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry. (PHOTO/OPM Communications Unit)

“Vegetation still looks intact. There were pockets of water inland and as expected the water along the coast looked milky white due the storm surge.

“NEMA will coordinate with various ministries and departments to get technical officers into the areas to conduct a detailed Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis of the impacted areas during the week ahead,” he added.

“And where necessary, relief and repair assistance will be provided for citizens and residents, accordingly.”

Once the reports are in from the teams, the public will be apprised of the overall impact and the plan of action to assist those in need, Captain Russell said.

The first alert on Potential Tropical Storm was issued on Tuesday and after further development, it was named Tropical Storm Isaias on Wednesday and became a hurricane on Friday. It exited The Bahamas as a tropical storm on Sunday. Isaias is the ninth tropical storm and second hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Comments

joeblow 2 months, 2 weeks ago

... while we wasted millions of dollars on shotspotter technology, signing deals for drones, CCTV cameras and a lot of other nonsense, etc., we don't have one helicopter for our national services! We still have to rely on the Americans to help us surveil hurricane damage, all while we still pander to the Chinese! Interesting!

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tribanon 2 months, 2 weeks ago

US Coast Guard assistance, student visas for Bahamians to attend US colleges/universities, etc., etc.......all just a part of keeping our borders open to Covid-19 transmission from the US no matter how many Bahamian lives are lost.

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TalRussell 2 months, 2 weeks ago

How is it they wake up every morning ignoring wanting to know that no flyover opportunity for a selfie is going to coverup the red coats cabinet's BS spreader's gross incompetence runway? Do away all the photo backdrops. Experiment with delivering good governance, and by telling the PopoulacesOrdinary at large POAL the truth, before you have started clearing acres crown lands to construct yet another deaded graveyard. Nod Once for Yeah, Twice for No?

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proudloudandfnm 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe Nassau's power is not yet fully restored. Our power in Freeport came back on even before the storm left. Nassau is obviously nowhere near ready to handle an actual storm, if that little spry is causing this much issues a real storm would be armmagedon on that rock. You Nassau folk, if ya'll ever see a CAT 3 or higher headed your way ya'll better get off that rock before it hits. Can you imagine the chaos and crime post storm? It'd be like Mad Max on that rock...

Change the name all you want, its still lousy BEC....

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