Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hurricane Shelter Shortage Exposed

The aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on Abaco. (Sjoerd Hilckmann/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)

Tribune Senior Reporter

THE International Organisation for Migration has warned The Bahamas is not ready for the 2020 hurricane season.

The organisation recently completed a comprehensive assessment of official and unofficial emergency shelters in Abaco and Grand Bahama and found that most of them are unusable.

Emergency shelter capacity is one major weakness, the IOM says, having recruited emergency shelter experts Ned Morris and Richard Lines to perform the assessment with a focus on structural readiness, well-equipped shelter managers and availability of clean fresh water.  Read more >>