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Hurricane Dorian Has Left Hurt, But Humanity and Patriotism Remains Strong
By Ministry of National Security
Sep 17, 2019 - 8:29:04 AM

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Sr. Lt. William Sturrup provides rescue assistance to one of Dorian's younger survivors

(Bahamas Ministry of National Security statement and photos provided Sept. 11) 

"Hurricane Dorian battered the north-western Bahamas inclusive of Abaco, Grand Bahama and the surrounding cays for approximately 68 hours with the eye-wall remaining over Grand Bahama for almost 30 hours. In total, approximately 68,592 persons experienced this unfortunate act of nature. In the aftermath of the storm there has been major damages to critical infrastructures such as airports, clinics, hospitals, shelters, roads, and bridges.

Even more devastating has been the loss and/or destruction of personal property and lives. The storm has truly made history in weather related phenomenon, but also on the lives of every Bahamian.

Despite all of Dorian’s might, the storm continues to unearth the resilience of the human spirit and patriotism of our law enforcement personnel. While the ravages of the storm has left an array of emotional roller coasters among its survivors, it is also capturing Bahamian law enforcement personnel inclusive of the Police and Defence Forces fulfilling one of their mandates which is to work collectively to assist the nation and emergency agencies during times of natural disaster preparedness and the rendering of aid in the aftermath of a state of emergency.

During the state of emergencies in The Bahamas, such as hurricanes, each of the respective branches of law enforcement has a function. The respective law enforcement personnel have been called upon to act in many capacities including simply providing words of hope, delivering supplies, guarding assets, clean-up efforts and engaging in search and rescue missions.

Here are a few images that illustrate how law enforcement remains patriotic despite the physical and emotional realities in the wake of Hurricane Dorian."

Resident of Abaco thanks Sr. Lt. William Sturrup

Marine seaman Livingston Munroe assists residents of Abaco.

Police and international partners survey the damage after Dorian

Able seaman Quincy King provides security detail at Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour.


RBDF provides assistance to two residents of Abaco.

International partners begin to arrive in the aftermath of Dorian.

Officers from the British naval ship offload water for distribution.

Supplies being offloaded by the British Navy.

Sub. Lt. Delroy speaks with representatives of World Central Kitchen (USA).

Ahead of Dorian, the RBDF deployed additional men to the station there.

RBDF marines putting on protective gear to begin search and rescue efforts in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Able seaman Alex Ferguson providing medical assistance to an Abaco resident in Marsh Harbour.

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