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Bahamas Prepares as TS HUmberto Heads Toward Abaco and Grand Bahama (Video)

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From Our News Bahamas:  The United States continues to provide aid and supplies for hurricane victims.   But there is also a huge injection of manpower and expertise into the relief effort from any number of agencies.

Jerome Sawyer, of Our News Bahamas, had an opportunity to visit with one of the agencies providing aid in Abaco.

From The Weather Channel: Twelve days after Grand Bahama Island and the Abacos were largely destroyed by Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas is preparing for the possibility of heavy rain from a tropical storm Humberto hovering southeast of those islands.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect Friday for several islands in the northwestern Bahamas, including Great Abaco and Grand Bahama, as well as New Providence, the island where the capital, Nassau, is located and more than 2,000 hurricane survivors are staying in government shelters.

The current storm, dubbed Tropical Storm Humberto for now by the National Weather Service, is expected to at least temporarily effect recovery efforts on the Abacos and Grand Bahama.

“The weather system will slow down logistics but we have contingency plans in place,” Carl Smith, a spokesman for the country’s National Emergency Management Agency, said Friday morning during a press conference.

Smith didn’t go into detail on those plans, but said a shelter had been set up in a church on Grand Bahama for those living in compromised buildings or damaged homes. He did not know what shelters had been set up on Great Abaco.

The Weather Channel, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.comSept. 14, 2019

Video by Our News Bahamas