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Bev
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Bahamian Damage Report
      #23500 - Thu Sep 02 2004 10:00 PM

From Bahamian radio stream, Callers between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. 09/02/04
Power, phones out on both Islands. Cell phones still working in some areas.

Cat Island - Winds slowing some but still gusting pretty hard. 4 trees sheared off callers area, hasn't been able to get out to look. Church roof blown off.

Long Island - Still experiencing bad winds, putting towels under doors because rain blowing straight under them. Main road in Long Island flooded, cars are floating. They are on high ground, lower areas are inundated with water. One caller was desperate to know HOW much longer it would last and said they didn't know it would last this long.

No word from San Salvador.

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Survived Charley at Cat 4 under a staircase. Won't do that again. I watch SW Florida and Abaco primarily.


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Re: Bahamian Damage Report [Re: Bev]
      #23510 - Thu Sep 02 2004 10:37 PM

Caller from Cat Island, Bennett's Harbor area - Winds kicked in hard at 2 p.m. They have continued blowing all day and are still continuing to increase. They are just trying to hang on until it's over. Big trees fallen over, none left standing, limbs all over. Roof and building damage. Swimming pool has been overflowed since mid-afternoon.

South Cat Island has taken severe damage. Power poles down everywhere.

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Re: Bahamian Damage Report [Re: Bev]
      #23741 - Fri Sep 03 2004 12:22 PM

Bahama Damage Reports as of 12:00 p.m. EST 09/03/2004

In general rainfall amounts have not been high.
Winds and pounding surf damage are the most common
problems. Severe Beach erosion reported from most
areas near the eye.

Two deaths reported so far. 18 y/o male resident of
Colony Village on Nassau electrocuted by downed power
line. Cause of death of other victim is unknown.

Acklins -
Extensive damage. North is worst,
Ramp used by mailboats is severely damaged.

Club Rolex gone.

Long Island - Extensive damage. Roof blown off the
high school. Major tree damage.

Governor's Harbour -
High wind damage
Lot of Debris

Eleuthera
Some structural damage to homes.
Pre-School lost its roof.
Waves have overcome the seawall
Spanish Wells - Major tree damage, light roof damage.

Moore's Island
90-100 mph sustained winds at 11:20 a.m. Some wind
damage, not severe.

Harbour Island -
Beach fared well. Bayside, water up to top of the
wall and waves going into street. Some roof damage,
many trees down.

General consensus is that the storm has not been as bad as Andrew, but is closer to the experience with Floyd. Damage in general not as catastrophic as it could have been.


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Re: Bahamian Damage Report [Re: Bev]
      #23861 - Fri Sep 03 2004 04:06 PM

Eleuthera - Green Castle. Lost roof of the primary
school. Also a lot of damage to the clinic.

Abaco - Southeast end experiencing 14 foot storm
surge. Area is very low, inundated.

Crooked Island - No major damage, Seaside Restaurant
roof exposed. Grandmother Shop roof exposed. People
okay.

Acklins - Major Damage. Lovely Bay lost church roof

Long Island - Major storm surge flooding

San Salvador - Major Damage

Exuma - Okay

Andros - Okay. Some storm surge flooding.

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Re: Bahamian Damage Report [Re: Bev]
      #23891 - Fri Sep 03 2004 05:06 PM

San Salvador, Bahamas - Damage update at 4:45 p.m. 09/03/04

Administrator of San Salvador, Mr. Johnson - No known loss of life on the island. No power, phones. Every community, every home on San Salvador has sustained some damage. Some Catastrophic. Rev. Jones of the United States - his home, church, and convenience store are destroyed.
Daisy Hunt of the U.S. home is completely damaged, is safe and staying with relatives.
100 homes nearly or completely destroyed. Riding Rock Hotel, roof damage. Smaller cottages damaged. Club Med unknown yet, can't get to area, but expect great physical damage due to location. Bahamian Field Station severe physical damage to all buildings. Many U.S. citizens took shelter at the Field Station in the strongest building. It withstood the storm fine and all are safe.


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Re: Bahamian Damage Report [Re: Bev]
      #24056 - Sat Sep 04 2004 06:18 PM

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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Re: Bahamian Damage Report [Re: Bev]
      #24057 - Sat Sep 04 2004 06:19 PM

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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