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Report: Hurricane Dorian Inflicted $3.4B Losses On Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed …

Bahamians Struggle To Start Over After Dorian’s Devastation

GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas — Tanya Fox ignored evacuation warnings three years ago when Hurricane Matthew pummeled the Bahamas _ and survived in a nearby hotel. So when Dorian threatened, she again decided to ride out the monster storm. She was …

Bermuda Braces for Approach of Major Hurricane Humberto

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Bermuda residents boarded up windows of homes and businesses on Wednesday as Hurricane Humberto became a major storm on route the Atlantic archipelago, although forecasts showed they could be spared a direct hit. Hurricane force winds and …

Weakened Imelda Aims Foot or More of Rain at Flood-Prone Houston

Imelda has lost some of its wind power, but continues to pour rain down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, with 12 to 15 inches already recorded and flood-prone Houston in its path. Imelda is now a tropical depression, with winds …

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in …

Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away

MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was …

Rainstorms Over Bahamas Watched as Possible U.S. Threat

Within five days, heavy rains now hitting the Bahamas where Hurricane Dorian struck could become a dangerous tropical system over Florida, and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. The odds were 50-50 a couple of days ago; now they’re at 80%. …

Hurricane Survivors Struggle to Start New Life in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the prospect of starting their lives over but with little idea of how or where to even begin. A week …

Bahamas Cleans Up Oil Spill at Power Company Site

Crews are cleaning up roughly 70,000 gallons of fuel that spilled during an attempted theft at a power company facility in the Bahamas. The chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation said the spill occurred when someone tried to steal diesel …

Irene Causes Extensive Property Damage on Smaller Islands in the Bahamas

Large and powerful Hurricane Irene roared across the Bahamas archipelago on Wednesday, knocking down trees and destroying homes on a path that officials said posed the greatest threat to the country’s smaller, less-populated islands. There were no immediate reports of …