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Photos: As 2019 Atlantic hurricane season ends, a look back at devastating Dorian

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas' Great Abaco, with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts topping 200 mph. The National Hurricane Center called it "catastrophic" and predicted that a surge of water 18 to 23 feet above normally dry land would engulf the coast. Homes were plunged below water as howling tornado-like winds screamed for hours. And it didn't stop.

Caribbean
Property

Puerto Rico - Cost Versus Value: Investing Instead of Spending

The historic moment we are living in Puerto Rico justifies the importance of long term planning and the need to develop and implement an enduring islandwide design vision

Caribbean
Federal

​​$1.4 Million in Grants to Support Coral Reef Conservation Awarded by NFWF

Fourteen grants address management efforts, land-based runoff and capacity-building

Caribbean
Federal

Antigua: Gov’t to acquire beach access lands from Jolly Harbour

A resolution to compulsorily acquire the access area to the beach at Jolly Harbour was passed smoothly in the Lower House of Parliament, yesterday, with no objection.

Caribbean
Federal

A Review of the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2019

An ultraintense hurricane—Dorian—and multiple destructive slow-moving storms: Are they harbingers of the future?

Caribbean
Tourism

Tourism Figures Rise, But VI Is 'Under Siege' on Cruise Ship Arrivals

Tourism has been rebounding in the territory since the 2017 hurricanes. Air visitors are up by 43 percent from a year ago, hotel tax revenue collections are up 40 percent and cruise ship arrivals are up only 3.8 percent, to just under a million passengers.

Caribbean
Engineering

Coastal engineer: Bahamas must “adapt to survive”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Bahamian coastal engineer yesterday warned The Bahamas must take steps to “adapt to survive” the increasing intensity of natural disasters.

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Property

Two months Following Dorian, Debris Presents Critical Health Dangers for Bahamians

Residents on Green Turtle Cay say they haven't received help from the government since the hurricane and have resorted to burning their trash in an attempt to prevent disease.

Caribbean
Engineering

In Bahamas, Rising Seas Risk Worse Than Feared

New research show rising seas will have worse impact than previously known, with most of Grand Bahama, Abaco and Spanish Wells projected to be under flood levels by 2050 because of climate change.

Caribbean
Fisheries

Bahamian Official: Spiny lobster fishery can meet export demand

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday pushed back against suggestions the country’s spiny lobster industry has been totally devastated, telling Eyewitness News the country is still able to satisfy the demand for spiny lobster.

Caribbean
Engineering

New Manual for Resilience Considers Puerto Rico’s Unique Challenges

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. For months, parts of the island continued without power and clean drinking water. Thousands left the island for the mainland while others continued to live in precarious conditions.

Coastwide
Property

Nature Conservancy: Mangroves Reduce Flood Damages During U.S. Hurricanes, Saving Billions of Dollars in Property Losses

A new report finds that mangroves provide valuable flood risk benefits and play a critical role in protecting coastal communities in Florida.

Caribbean
Engineering

Florida: The High Cost of Erosion | Business

Beach replenishment may be necessary to protect coastal areas now, but it is not sustainable in the long run because sea level rise is accelerating

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