Bodies being recovered all along Abaco

In the Abaco Islands, where “the recovery of bodies that were left in the heat for more than eight days has begun”.

The Bahamas Press (BP) reports: “Thousands of corpses are being buried,” in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Category 5 “monster storm” that left a trail of devastation in the Bahamas.

“A truck was loaded with the remains of residents on Abaco that were being recovered today (Tuesday) and taken to be buried in mass graves on Abaco today (Wednesday),” the report said.

“The bodies were scattered all along the corridors of the communities affected by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall last week packing winds of over 185mph. Many of the remains collected in this photo were that of Haitian Nationals.

“The bodies were placed in body bags without any funeral services. The Commissioner of Police has advised anyone unable to find their loved ones to file a missing person report.”

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson “confirmed the body count to 43, however, according to clinicians that number in Abaco alone is around 3,000 following the deadly storm”.

Meanwhile, water is running low on Grand Bahama “as supplies into the affected communities are hampered – Potter’s Cay Dock is in chaos”.

A Royal Bahamas Defense Force Marine giving care to scores of homeless migrant children now left in Abaco following Hurricane Dorian

According to another BP report: “Grand Bahamians are holding onto dear life on the island as water supplies are running low.

“Grand Bahamians are in search of the location of the NEMA OFFICE on the island. Most are contacting BP as to where they could find assistance.

“There is no water supply on Grand Bahama and it gets worst. ONLY ONE GAS STATION has reopened making it chaotic with long lines for gas.

“We are also being advised that at POTTER’S CAY DOCK there is absolute chaos as loved ones are attempting to get supplies on boats to the affected islands,” the report added.

“Tons of much-needed supplies are backed up on the dock. One vendor attempted to deliver seven pallets of much-needed drug supplies to a vessel headed into Grand Bahama but found serious difficulties at the dock on Monday. THIS NEEDS URGENT ATTENTION BY GOVERNMENT!!!!”

BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)#dorian #bahamas

With their “power supply constantly being interrupted in New Providence, some water companies are finding it challenging to keep up with the demand for water”.

“This is URGENT! People need water.

“Bahamas Press has learned a request by his friends to allow the yacht of fashion billionaire Peter Nygard to assist in the Hurricane Relief efforts is being hampered, as he is unable to move the vessel because sand has blocked its ability to move. Government officials are not assisting in this and lives might just be lost by these silly obstructions.”

The report continued: “Peter Nygard would love to help victims but is not allowed to remove sand near his Lyford Cay property to assist in the efforts.

“Global news agencies continue to hammer the fact that the Bahamas Government appears paralyzed and is blocking access to aid in the affected communities.

Fashion Billionaire’s yacht blocked with sand – owner denied access – BIS Photos

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis spent the day on Monday, September 9, visiting “New Providence Shelters located at: Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium, Fox Hill Community Centre, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Salvation Army, Calvary Baptist Church, and Grant’s Town Seventh Day Adventist Church.

“Three EMS vehicles were destroyed by floodwaters, leaving only one operational to service the entire island of Grand Bahama.

“We report you decide!


  • Top Feature Photo: On Abaco, the recovery of bodies that were left in the heat for more than eight days has begun. Thousands of corpses are being buried – Bahamas Press