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A protective barrier was built by the Marsh Harbour Town Committee assisted by the Central Abaco District Council along the north western end of the new Bypass Road in order to prevent flooding to the area of Williams Street and the back of Cove Estates.

Protective barrier built

 

Above left to right: Gilbert Davis CADC Deputy Chief Councillor, George Cornish CADC Chief Councillor, Carl Archer Chairman of Marsh Harbour Town Committee, Henry Williams Deputy Chairman of Marsh Harbour Town Committee
Above left to right: Gilbert Davis CADC Deputy Chief Councillor, George Cornish CADC Chief Councillor, Carl Archer Chairman of Marsh Harbour Town Committee, Henry Williams Deputy Chairman of Marsh Harbour Town Committee

A protective barrier was built by the Marsh Harbour Town Committee assisted by the Central Abaco District Council along the north western end of the new Bypass Road in order to prevent flooding to the area of Williams Street and the back of Cove Estates.

During the construction of the bypass a small hill was knocked down that formerly protected the area from flooding from the south side wetlands. This lead to severe flooding during Hurricane Irene as the winds from the south pushed over three feet of water to Williams Street flooding homes and stranding some elderly residents.

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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