Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Hurricane Isaias: Bahamians urged to seek higher ground

“If you know your area floods, then you need to make arrangements for a family to host you.”

This plea came from Lilian Quant-Forbes, Director of Human Service in the Bahamas Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, at a National Emergency Management Agency media briefing on Friday (July 31).

“The greatest thing that we need at this time is for everyone to be safe. So no lives lost is a wonderful thing,” Quant-Forbes said as she noted Government shelters are in place.

Shelters have been activated in Cat Island, Inagua Islands, San Salvador, Exuma Island, Eleuthera and Andros.

Quant-Forbes has urged to go to shelters early late arrivals creates a risk for persons who have to go rescue them,

Social workers in place to help persons cope with anxiety.

A hotline has also been put in place to provide counselling for Abaco and Grand Bahama residents who experienced hurricane Dorian to experiencing trauma due to hurricane Isaias.

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