Grand Bahama


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Grand Bahama:

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, officially Commonwealth of the Bahamas, independent nation (2015 est. pop. 387,000), 4,403 sq mi (11,404 sq km), in the Atlantic Ocean, consisting of some 700 islands and islets and about 2,400 cays, beginning c.50 mi (80 km) off SE Florida and extending c.
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Grand Bahama

an island in the Atlantic, in the W Bahamas. Pop.: 46 994 (2000). Area: 1114 sq. km (430 sq. miles)
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A photograph taken by satellite start-up Iceye estimated some 60 percent of the Grand Bahama Island was submerged Monday from heavy rain and the powerful storm surge when the Category 5 hurricane arrived.
'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.
The storm was at a standstill, with part of its eyewall having hung over Grand Bahama Island since Sunday.
Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island for two days.
Health Minister Duane Sands said flooding has rendered the main hospital on Grand Bahama unusable.
Abaco and Grand Bahama, neither much more than 40 feet (12 metres) above sea level at their highest points, are home to some 70,000 people.
In an advisory posted an hour ago, the US National Hurricane Center urged the residents on Grand Bahama Island to remain in a shelter as they are currently experiencing the 'eyewall' of Dorian.
Grand Bahama, with a population of around 50,000, is 60 miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida.
Dorian is expected to continue to move over Grand Bahama Island into Monday.
There were no immediate estimates of casualties as Dorian covered the northwestern islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama with twisted metal and splintered wood.
[United States], Sept 2 (ANI): An eight-year-old boy died after Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm, made landfall on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island on Sunday night.
Jeffrey Simmons, the deputy director of Bahamas' department of meteorology, said Dorian will cause prolonged periods of large swells and storm surges along the north coast of Grand Bahama and the north and east coast of Abaco.