Grand Bahama


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Grand Ba·ha·ma

 (grănd bə-hä′mə)
An island of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean east of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Grand Bahama

n
(Placename) an island in the Atlantic, in the W Bahamas. Pop: 46 994 (2000). Area: 1114 sq km (430 sq miles)

Grand′ Baha′ma


n.
an island in the NW Bahamas. 33,102; 430 sq. mi. (1115 sq. km).
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Sands said 17 people on Abaco Island and three died on Grand Bahama Island.
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 was effectively stationary as of Tuesday morning, local time - were 'rather catastrophic.
The Grand Bahama airport was said to be under 6ft of water.
According to reports, thousands of residents at Grand Bahama and Abaco islands are without shelter and battling floodwaters.
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.
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.
Hurricane Dorian came to a catastrophic day-long halt over the north-west Bahamas, flooding the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama with walls of water
"As of today, 2 September 2019 (local time), the leaders of the Filipino communities in the Bahamas have reported that the Filipinos in Dorian-hit Abaco and Grand Bahama are safe," the Embassy said in a statement.
"We need you to bunker down," Kwasi Thompson, minister of state for Grand Bahama, warned people.
"life-threatening storm surge" could raise water levels by seven metres in parts of Grand Bahama island, the US National Hurricane Center claimed.
The storm also battered Grand Bahama island with high winds and torrential rainfall.
The storm, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, was stalled over Grand Bahama Island, packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (249 kph) and moving at 1 mph (2 kph), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory at 11 a.m.