Dorian devastates northern abaco and grand bahama but most of the other islands suffered little or no damage.
That said, we want to make it clear that most of the other populated islands have suffered little or no damage. Yes, high water and water damage in Nassau, but the island is already on the way to recovery. We've had many people in touch with us asking if Harbour Island is gone, or if Andros is damaged, and the answer is......those islands and the people who live there are all fine, and their lodges and guide operations will be open and awaiting their guests when their seasons start in October and November.
It's important now that we all support the Bahamas, support our friends and guides and lodges and taxi drivers and business owners. The people of the Bahamas will be welcoming visitors and anglers, and they need our support and business more than ever, so whether you book direct with a lodge or guide, or through your favorite agent, start planning your trip to the Bahamas now.
OK, back to the bad news. On Abaco its not news to hear that Elbow Cay, Marsh Harbour, Man O War Cay, Great Guana Cay (Nippers is destroyed), Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay have all suffered terrible damage. Abaco Lodge, a Nervous Waters property is destroyed. Good news is that Nervous Waters and Abaco Lodge have started a GoFundMe that has already raised over $100,000. Delphi Club has started a GoFundMe for their staff also, and for general support of the communities. People like Cindy Pinder are pulling people together to help across the board. And Lodges like Delphi Club and Black Fly survived the hurricane and are planning to be open this coming season. Be in touch with them for direct updates.
On Grand Bahama.....its hard to imagine what the island suffered through with a category 5 hurricane sitting on top of them unmercifully for almost two days. The Freeport Airport is completely destroyed after being slammed from all sides by wind and water. Not a wall left standing.