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Ab•a•co

(ˈæb əˌkoʊ)

n.
two islands (Great Abaco and Little Abaco) in the N Bahamas. 7271; 776 sq. mi. (2010 sq. km).
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Sands said 17 people on Abaco Island and three died on Grand Bahama Island.
The United Nations said 70,000 people on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands were in "immediate need" of aid while the prime minister confirmed the grim new victim count.
The most damaging storm to strike the island nation, Dorian killed at least seven people, but the scope of the destruction was still coming into focus as aerial video of the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas showed wide devastation.
Dames) may have said earlierthere have been 20 confirmed deaths on Abaco. We expect that this number will increase and we will update the public as soon as we receive more further accurate information,' Minnis said.
With airports and Freeport container terminal knocked out, the only way to reach places such as Abaco Islands, Elbow Key, Freeport and other areas is by helicopter and small ship, according to people involved in the rescue efforts.
Disney Castaway Cay, which experienced only tropical force strength winds, employs more than 60 Bahamians from Abaco and Grand Bahama, as well as several employees from other Bahamian islands.
Apocalyptic," said Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a local hurricane relief organization and flew over the Bahamas' hard-hit Abaco Islands.
The storm's relentless winds and rain battered homes and businesses on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined population of about 70,000 and are no more than 40ft above sea level at their highest points.
Aerial video of the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island revealed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods, pulverized buildings, upturned boats and shipping containers scattered like Lego toys.
Summary: Nassau [Bahamas], Sep 3 (ANI): At least five people have died in Bahamas's Abaco Islands from Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm that made landfall on the Island country on Sunday and has since wreaked havoc with its sustained winds of up to 297 kmph, country's Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Monday afternoon.
Briefing journalists in Geneva, Jens Laerke from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that initial assessments from Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands - where the storm made landfall and is effectively stationary as of Tuesday morning, local time - were "rather catastrophic".