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Recovery continues in the Bahamas

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
Published on June 3, 2020 - Duration: 03:09s

Recovery continues in the Bahamas

The cimmunity in the Bahamas continues to pick up the pieces from the devastation Hurricane Dorian left behind.

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Recovery continues in the Bahamas

A BLOW FROM HURRICANE DORIAN.THE STORM STALLED OVER THEBAHAMAS FOR DAYS... PUMMELINTHE ISLANDS.

RIGHT NOW THECOMMUNITY THERE CONTINUES TOPICK UP THE PIECES FROM THEDEVASTATION.

STEVE WEAGLEBRINGS YOU THE STORY."THE SOUND OUTSIDE IS TRULYLIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN.""THE PRESSURE DROPPING.

YOEARS POPPING." "IN MYLIVING ROOM, WATER WAS COMINGIN AND RUSHING LIKE A RIVERTHROUGH MY HOUSE." "WHEN IWENT OUT, IT WAS UNBELIEVABLETO ME." ABOUT 170 MILESFROM WEST PALM BEACH..

INTHE ABACO ISLANDS..

LIESGREEN TURTLE CAY..

A TIGHTKNIGHT COMMUNITY OF ABOUT 500PEOPLE.

"YOU FEEL SAFETHERE." "THE BEAUTY OFCOURSE, IS UNMATCHED." IT'SWHERE I -- AND MANY SOUTHFLORIDIANS -- HAVE ESCAPED TO-- FROM EVERY DAY LIFE.

"WHENYOU LIVE IN A CROWDED AREA, AMETROPOLIS TYPE PLACE, YOUCOME OVER THERE AND THEFREEDOM OF WHAT YOU FEEL ISJUST WONDERFUL I THINK."JUST TWO MONTHS AFTER MY LASTVISIT TO GREEN TURTLE ..

THISISLAND PARADISE SPENT MORETHAN 48 HOURS BATTLINGHURRICANE DORIAN.

WINDS ONGREEN TURTLE ..

PEAKED AT 185MILES PER HOUR ..

ON SEPTEMBFIRST.

"I HAD ABOUT SIXHOURS OF, DIDN'T KNOW IF I WASGOING TO BE ALIVE AT THE EOF THE STORM OR NOT." MYGOOD FRIEND MOLLY MCINTOSH, ISTHE GENERAL MANAGER AT BLUFFHOUSE BEACH RESORT AMARINA.

SHE'S LIVED IN THEBAHAMAS FOR 30 YEARS.RAISED HER FAMILY THERE."IT'S PART OF MY SOUL NOW"MOLLY FELT PREPARED FORDORIAN.

"WE HAD DOG FOOD,WATER, A RADIO, AND SNACKS TOBE SAFE IN THERE." "WE WERESCARED, BUT WE FELT LIKE WEWERE GOING TO MAKE IT." BUTTHE STORM'S INTENSITY GRFAST.

AND THE DESTRUCTIWAS CATASTROPHIC.

"WHEN THEROOF CAME OFF, WE MOVEDUNDERNEATH A BED.

IN ANOTHERAREA OF THE HOUSE." "YOUCOULD HEAR THINGS HITTING THEHOUSE.

OTHER HOUSES WERECOMING APART AND HITTING MYHOUSE.

IT WAS PRETTY SCARY.""I REALLY WAS NOT SURE I WASGOING TO BE ALIVE AT THE ENDOF THAT STORM." JUST DAYSAFTER DORIAN ..

RELIEF STARTEDPOURING IN ..

FROM SOUTHFLORIDA.

"I WAS CRYING WHENPEOPLE WERE BRINGING USSTUFF." "WE COULDN'T HAVESURVIVED WITHOUT IT." FOURMONTHS LATER, POWER AND WATERWERE RESTORED TO GREEN TURTLECAY.

BLUFF HOUSE, CONTINUESWORK ON MOST OF ITS VILLAS,AND THE MARINA.

BUT MOLLYSAYS, IT'S THE SPIRIT OF THEPEOPLE THAT HAS REBUILT THISISLAND AFTER DORIAN.

"GTCSTRONG.

I MEAN WE'RE GONNAMAKE IT THROUGH AND BE BETTERTHAN EVER."

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