Thousands of people have been left homeless by the Category 5 blow, which destroyed or damaged buildings on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. "But we felt comfortable we can give some of the water -- given the acute needs in the Bahamas -- and then still be in the position to backfill if we're unfortunate enough to get hit with a storm".
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Emergency workers plan to build two tent cities around Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island. Castaway Cay alone employs over 60 Bahamians from Abaco, Grand Bahama and other Bahamian islands. "USAID, the lead agency for global disaster response, has a team of 89 people, including 57 search and rescue personnel, in addition to supplying more than 47 metric tons to help an estimated 44,000 people", the embassy's press release said.
"It made landfall with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour and gusts of 220 miles per hour, which ties it for the highest sustained wind landfall on record - the 1935 Labor Day hurricane", he said.
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The passengers, many of whom were families with children, were asked to get off the ferry by the operator the Balearia ferry, who claimed people must have the proper documentation in order to enter the USA for them to stay on the boat.
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"Regardless of development, the system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds over The Bahamas through the weekend", King said.More news: Zimbabwe gov't releases burial program for Mugabe
He said tourists have been canceling their visits at what is already a slow time of year because of the storm, which experts say could hurt the economy as recovery efforts move forward. "At this time, we do not plan to invoke Temporary Protected Status for those now in the United States", a White House official said.