In Pictures: Bahamas - Hurricane Matthew

Big surfaces of stagnant spreading around New Providence island. Stagnant water may become important breeding sites which might put at risk future Zika epidemics. (Photo credits: Monica Posada / IFRC)

 

Provisional damages identified in New Providence island are floods of about 2 to 4 feet in some areas, important quantity of downed trees, damaged roofs, electric and cable lines down, traffic lights broken and damaged livelihoods. (Photo credits: Monica Posada / IFRC)

 

Provisional damages identified in New Providence island are floods of about 2 to 4 feet in some areas, important quantity of downed trees, damaged roofs, electric and cable lines down, traffic lights broken and damaged livelihoods. (Photo credits: Monica Posada / IFRC)

 

Bahamas Red Cross conducts household assessments in order to evaluate the major damages. A very resilient community from Yamacraw, southern New Providence, reports that power is the current prior need but that they overcame the hurricane with no major dramatic damages. “Material things can be replaced but no human lives. We were very well prepared thanks to all information broadcasted on radio, internet and tv.”, says Kervin. (Photo credits: Monica Posada / IFRC)

 

On the 7th October, at 9 am Bahamas Government declares the “all clear” to all population. The Bahamas Red Cross immediately deploys staff to conduct initial rapid assessment on the southern and south west areas of Nassau, one of the most affected by Hurricane Matthew. (Photo credits: Monica Posada / IFRC)

 

On the 7th October, at 9 am Bahamas Government declares the “all clear” to all population. The Bahamas Red Cross immediately deploys staff to conduct initial rapid assessment on the southern and south west areas of Nassau, one of the most affected by Hurricane Matthew. (Photo credits: Monica Posada / IFRC)


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