My sincere condolences go out to our friends in The Bahamas who have suffered the loss of loved ones, and extreme devastation.
The slow passage of Hurricane Dorian across The Bahamas was, for me, a new phenomenon in the concept of a natural disaster. This is the very first time that I have seen a major hurricane moving forward at 1 mph while having sustained winds of 180-200 mph. It was also accompanied by storm surges and a lot of rainfall.
Just imagine a stronger hurricane than Gilbert (1988) staying at maximum speed and not moving for more than 48 hours, and the conditions that would have prevailed for electricity, water, roads, and food supplies (fresh and frozen). Jamaica would have been a total wreck. This is only a sample of what confronted our friends on Grand Bahama Island.
Please be aware that many places in The Bahamas (including Nassau) do not have adequate natural water supplies and have to bring in millions of gallons per day by barges from the northern islands, or use expensive energy-dependent desalination plants. The low-lying nature of the other islands may have water sources now contaminated by sea water due to the storm surges.
Article from: Public Opinion