The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014 - 5:05:44 PM


Homes destroyed by 2011 Hurricane Irene completed and occupied
By Lindsay Thompson, BIS
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:23:54 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is pleased to report that the homes damaged or destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Irene in 2011 are completed and occupied.

On August 24, 2011, Hurricane Irene,  a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds, passed through The Bahamas directly hitting the islands of Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Cat Island, Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, and Moore's Island and Sweeting's Cay.

In the aftermath of the storm, about 3,353 structures were assessed on 11 islands and two cays and more than 75 percent sought some degree of assistance from the Government of The Bahamas.

NEMA through its Repair and Reconstruction Programme managed the repairs and reconstruction throughout the islands through providing materials, employing local repair teams and awarding of contracts for major repairs and reconstruction of homes that were deemed unusable or destroyed.

A number of residents moved into newly constructed houses for the Christmas 2012 and New Year, 2013 - two in Rum Cay, two in Cat Island, one in Long Island, 12 in Acklins, one in San Salvador and three in Abaco.  The houses are one, two or three bedroom homes of a value between $50,000 – $75,000 each, including labour and materials.

Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA thanked the many sponsors and donors for their contributions toward the Hurricane Irene relief, repair and reconstruction efforts.


Bookmark and Share


© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Bahamas Information Services Updates
Latest Headlines
Michael Halkitis House Communication on the Tabling of the Vat Bill‏
Bahamas Basketball Federation calls on Governor General
Plea Bargain workshop for Bahamas AG's office staff
Bahamas Prime Minister House Contribution -Tabling of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills‏
Bahamas Leader of The Opposition House Communication -Tabling Of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills‏
Minister Griffin addresses Myron Rolle event
Bahamas Rake n Scrape in New York
More than 100 entries in National Festival Song Competition
PM honoured to celebrate BNGIS 10th anniversary
Consul General Treco meets with officials in Mississippi
Bahamas Permanent UN Mission in Geneva celebrates independence‏
Bahamas Department of Statistics releases 2014 Labor Force Survey (Apr 28 - May 4)
Bahamas on the shooting down of Malaysian flight 17
Bahamas government thanks Union for amicable agreement
UNESCO Steering Committee meeting focus on underwater cultural heritage
Grand Bahama Ministry discusses employment opportunities for engineers
Bahamas High Commission in Ottawa Hosts Bahamas’ 41st Independence Celebrations
Passage of Bahamas Disability Bill is 'most noblest of acts' by Parliament
Young Bahamian Men Lead the Class of 2014 at Temple Christian High School
Bahamas Statement at United Nations Special Thematic Debate On Culture and Sustainable
Bahamas statement on the death of 3 repatriated Rock Iguanas
Bahamas postage stamps to recognise 10th anniversary of BNGIS
Memorandum of Understanding Signed between the University of Miami and BAMSI
Dame Marguerite sworn in as Bahamas' 10th Governor-General
Bahamas 41st Independence Anniversary Message by Prime Minister Christie
Prime Minister Christie remarks at the Governor General swearing-in ceremony of Dame Marguerite Pindling
Minister Mitchell hosts U.S. Charge to farewell luncheon‏
Bahamas Rhythm N’ Youth Band to take Rake N’ Scrape to Broadway
8th Bahamas Governor General Demits Office
Ministers Laud Junkanoo Commandos UK Tour
Bahamas Governor General attends 41st Bahamian Independence Celebrations Beat Retreat
Bahamas update on the Chikungunya Virus
Bahamas New Governor General‏ Announced
Chikungunya Fever case confirmed in Bahamas
Bahamas Governor General attends National Pride Day celebrations
Bahmaren company presents Bahamas Governor General with a gift
Bahamas Primary School of the Year Foundation calls on Governor General
Bahamas Governor General accepts framed paintings at Government House
Gomez: 'No new cases of dengue, malaria over past two years'
NEMA participated in CDEMA Council Meeting in Barbardos