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Acklins during the storm.

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‘i’ve experienced the wrath of God coming through Acklins’

IT seemed as if no one was immune to the destruction that Hurricane Joaquin left behind in Acklins and the residents are more than grateful to the support they are getting from the rest of the Bahamas.

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‘I cried out to god and prepared to die’

ANITA Collie Pratt “cried out to God” and then prepared herself to die inside her home as Hurricane Joaquin relentlessly beat down on Acklins, leaving a path of destruction. And just as she had accepted this fate, Ms Pratt heard knocks on her door from three rescuers who had to wade through chest high water to remove her from the submerged home.

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Hurricane Joaquin updates: "there might be fatalities" on Long Island says Police Commissioner, PM pledges "no resources will be spared"

Here is a guide to how you can help some the community relief efforts launched around The Bahamas to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Joaquin, along with where you can drop off donations and how you can help through volunteering or financial donations.

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‘We weren’t given enough warning’

RESIDENTS of Acklins complained that they were not given sufficient warning from the relevant agencies about the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, which left dozens of people from the southern Bahamas trapped inside their homes yesterday due to floods and hurricane force winds.

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Rising floodwaters trap residents in southern Bahamas islands

DOZENS of residents in the southern Bahamas are trapped inside their homes as floodwaters continue to rise during the slow but extremely dangerous passage of Hurricane Joaquin.


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