(Weather Guru)
Sat Sep 04 2004 06:18 PM
Re: Bahamian Damage Report

New Info as of 6 p.m. 09/04/04

Report via Ham radio from sources in HT/Elbow Cay:
"all OK" "No Injuries" General reports of Lots of wind damage to trees/foilage
no major damage to homes reported, some references to "minor" damage to some homes
Specific report of "no homes down"
General consensus is "Not as bad as Floyd"
Power and phones out, and Repeating Everyone seems to be OK.

Hopetown OK. no injuries reported, damage minor to houses & docks, reported 3 boats lost

Reports from White Sound via someone at Abaco Inn.
No injuries there.
Some reports that the dune at White sound was breached. dune had been breached at Bandito Point
Abaco Inn Pool described as "gone"
Damage to new road also reported

Everyone is OK on Pelican Shores.
He said everyone is OK on the local Abaco cays to his knowledge, and he has made quite a bit of contact from what we understood - from our brief conversation.
He has been out and around; houses look OK; lots and lots of trees down.

Little Harbour is reporting 50 mph winds, however the worst is over. They estimate wind gusts to 130 mph earlier with sustained winds of 80-100 mph. There are three boats on the rocks. Other boats survived the storm. The water damage isn't as bad as Floyd but the wind damage is worse. Source advises water was waist deep in Pete's foundry. No injuries to anyone in Little Harbour. Source also reports his weather station was eventually blown down.

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