Recovery efforts are in full gear on the islands extremely affected by Hurricane Matthew, including New Providence, Grand Bahama, and Andros.
Abaco received tropical storm force winds up to 75 mph, which caused environmental destruction such as the uprooting of huge trees damage to agricultural land in the Northern Region of the Island. Clean up efforts went into place on the morning of Friday, October 7.
Thanks to staff of the CHEC, in conjunction with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Coopers Town Office under the leadership of ASP Stephanie Hamilton, large tree branches that were found in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, along the streets of S.C. Bootle Highway, between Blackwood Settlements and Fire Road surrounding area, were removed.
According to reports, ASP Hamilton indicated that this type of effective disaster recovery contingency plan went into action immediately as those in the cleanup team showed the resilience and triumph of overcoming challenges that followed such a powerful hurricane.
CHEC representative Andy Hanging Guo, who supervised the cleanup recovery project, said his staff is more than happy to help and that the staff who operated the heavy duty equipment were ecstatic to assist in any way they could. Guo noted that collectively this recovery team made a great difference in bridging the gap between countries at a time like this.