Late last night, Tom and I arrived back in L.A. after a week in Abaco. Witnessing the destruction wrought by Dorian was heartbreaking. Even having seen it first hand, I have trouble believing it’s real.
Some of you may know that Tom’s a foreign correspondent for Canada’s CTV National News. When he took a week off work so that we could get to Green Turtle Cay and check on Fish Hooks, he planned to shoot some video for me to use here on the blog.
In the end, however, the journalist in him took over, and he put together the following news story, which aired nationally in Canada this past Tuesday.
Though much of the world’s media has moved on to other stories, Tom’s piece shows that the need in the northern Bahamas is far from over. In Marsh Harbour, for various reasons, recovery has yet to really begin.
That Marsh Harbour will recover, I have no doubt. (Anyone who tells you otherwise does not know Abaco or Abaconians!) But it’s going to take a lot of time and a lot of support from the Bahamian government, from domestic and foreign NGOs and from individual donors.
In the coming days, I’ll write more about the initiatives being implemented to help Marsh Harbour and the rest of Abaco (and Grand Bahama) rebuild, and I’ll share more about our experiences in Abaco over the past week.
In the meantime, two months to the day after Dorian, here’s a glimpse of Marsh Harbour, courtesy of Tom and CTV National News.
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