Abaco Islands


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Abaco Islands

(ăb`əkō), island group, c.780 sq mi (2,020 sq km), most northerly of the Bahamas. Also known as Abaco and Cays, the Abacos include Great Abaco (the largest), Little Abaco, and the surrounding cays. The low islands, composed mainly of coral limestone, have native pine forests. Fish and sponges are taken from surrounding waters, and tourism contributes to the economy. Great Abaco was settled by Loyalists from New York City in 1783. An extremely strong hurricane destroyed most of the islands' infrastructure in 2019.
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Video from the air of Great Abaco Island showed flooded neighborhoods littered with upturned boats and shipping containers scattered like toys.
Man-O-War is part of the Abaco Islands, where at least 20 people were critically injured by the hurricane, according to Bahamian officials.
'As we heard, it made landfall in the Abaco Islands; the population there is a little more than 17,000 people, we are concerned for all of them,' she said, adding that the hurricane had also stayed over the Grand Bahama, with a population of 51,000 people.
Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island for two days.
Aerial video of the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island revealed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods, pulverized buildings, upturned boats and shipping containers scattered like Lego toys.
He added: "As we heard, it made landfall in the Abaco Islands; the population there is a little more than 17,000 people, we are concerned for all of them.
Summary: Nassau [Bahamas], Sep 3 (ANI): At least five people have died in Bahamas's Abaco Islands from Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm that made landfall on the Island country on Sunday and has since wreaked havoc with its sustained winds of up to 297 kmph, country's Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Monday afternoon.
However, video and tweets posted by former government aide Latrae Rahming showed severe damage on the Abaco Islands, home to about 17,000 people, where landfall was first made with sustained winds close to 185mph.
The Abaco Islands are home to around 17,000 people.
2817012 WASHINGTON -- At least five people are left dead after Hurricane Dorian lashes upon the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, the prime minister says.
The US states of Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina have all declared states of emergency.Areas of the Abaco islands were reported to be underwater after the storm hit the Bahamas' Elbow Cay soon after midday (16:00 GMT) on Sunday.
Areas of the Abaco islands were under water after the storm hit the Bahamas' Elbow Cay soon after midday (16:00 GMT) on Sunday.