Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Bahamas celebrates hurricane heroes

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis (center) surrounded by first responders to Hurricane Dorian

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis (center) surrounded by first responders to Hurricane Dorian

The efforts of Bahamian first responders to the devastation following Hurricane Dorian were recognized at an appreciation function.

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis thanked the brave men and women on behalf of citizens saying: “You have made your country proud. You have made me proud.”

Minnis said the work of first responders are stories that should be told and celebrated.

He also thanked international aid workers who volunteered their time and service to his citizens.

On September 1, the Abaco Islands in north-eastern, Bahamas began feeling the effects of Dorian, which at the time was a Category 5 hurricane.

Dorian remained stationary over Grand Bahama for about two days before it moved towards the US south-eastern coastline.

At least 65 people were confirmed dead following the storm.

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