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

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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.


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