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Grand Bahama: Island
Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, lying 103 kilometres (64 mi) off Palm Beach, Florida. It is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of approximately 700 islands and 2,400 cays. The island is roughly 530 square miles (1,400 km2) in area and approximately 153 kilometres (95 mi) long west to east and 24 kilometres (15 mi) at its widest point north to south. Administratively, the island consists of the Freeport Bonded Area and the districts of East Grand Bahama and West Grand Bahama. Nearly half of the homes on the island were destroyed in early September 2019 due to Hurricane Dorian.

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Hurricane-ravaged Bahamas brace for another storm

Tropical Storm Humberto is threatening Grand Bahama Island just weeks after the island nation was pummeled by Hurricane Dorian. The potential danger is creating new worries for the more than 2,000..
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Bahamas brace for another storm just weeks after Dorian

Tropical Storm Humberto is threatening Grand Bahama Island, creating new worries for more than 2,000 people living in shelters
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Bahamians say they've received "nothing at all" from their government as new storm looms

Parts of the Bahamas are under tropical storm warnings Friday morning, as a new system takes shape over the southern parts of the island chain. By Saturday, it will pass Grand Bahama, which was..
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"Many deaths and many still missing," says Bahamas PM

Prime Minister said Dorian impacted the northwest Bahamas' islands for approximately 60 hours, with "the southern eyewall planted over Grand Bahama for about 30 hours"
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Bahamas PM assures evacuees that they will be able to return home 'as we start rebuilding their communities'

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Lake Worth, Florida (CNN)Nearly 5,000 residents have fled the Bahamas after a violent Category 5 storm ripped through their neighborhoods and left the islands in shambles. "I want to assure evacuees..
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Thousands scramble to escape Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Some 70,000 people in the Bahamas are in need of food and shelter after the islands were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, according to the United Nations. Errol Barnett reports from Freeport on Grand..
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Company pledges to clean up oil from facility damaged by Dorian

Norwegian-based Equinor says it was unclear how big the spill was at its oil terminal on Grand Bahama
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Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas

The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on..
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Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee ‘chaos’ in storm-ravaged Bahamas

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On Friday, many of the evacuations were carried out by private boats and planes, as the Bahamian government awaited the arrival of other transport. Helicopters and boats have been deployed but could be..
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Hurricane Dorian death toll rises as thousands try to flee Bahamas

Hundreds of people fled the Bahamas island of Great Abaco by boat and plane on Friday and thousands more lined up to get on a cruise ship leaving neighboring Grand Bahama to escape the catastrophic..
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Thousands try to flee hurricane-devastated Bahamas islands

Hundreds of people fled the Bahamas island of Great Abaco by boat on Friday and thousands more tried to get on a cruise ship leaving neighboring Grand Bahama to escape the catastrophic aftermath of..
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Residents wait in long lines for water on Grand Bahama island

On Grand Bahama island, Errol Barnett saw long lines of people waiting for food and water. He also saw firsthand the destruction of homes and one of the main highways.
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Supplies arrive in Dorian's hardest hit areas

Supplies are starting to arrive in some of Hurricane Dorian's hardest hit areas. Errol Barnett was on a supply ship headed for Grand Bahama Island.
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In pictures: How Dorian devastated the Bahamas

How the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama suffered as the category five hurricane struck.
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Freeport's International Airport destroyed by Hurricane Dorian

A day after the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the country finished mauling the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, Freeport's Grand Bahama International Airport lay in tatters Wednesday...
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Stunning satellite images show Hurricane Dorian's floodwaters engulfing The Bahamas

A satellite image taken Monday shows the floodwaters that engulfed Grand Bahama Island after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas.
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Hurricane Dorian vs. the Bahamas: How these popular destinations fared against the storm

Paradise Island and private cays owned by cruise lines escaped relatively unscathed, but hotels and airports on Grand Bahama and the Abacos are closed.
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Hurricane Dorian grows in size, heads toward Florida after bashing Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian grew in size and picked up speed on Tuesday, and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast after pounding Grand Bahama Island for about a day, killing at least five..
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Hurricane Dorian bashes Bahamas, inches towards Florida coast

Slow-moving hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by day's end before drenching the U.S. East Coast for the next..
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Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Pounds the Bahamas and Threatens Florida

The storm was just north of Grand Bahama Island, delivering 120 m.p.h. winds and ceaseless downpours. It could move “dangerously close” to Florida later Tuesday.
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62,000 people in the Bahamas don't have access to fresh water after Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is just starting to inch toward the northwest at one mile per hour after stalling over the Bahamas. The storm is a Category 3, with winds moving at 120 miles per hour. And according to..
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Devastating images show Dorian ravaging the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has been pounding the northern Bahamas for nearly 48 hours. Devastating images show the runway at Grand Bahama island's international airport, which looks more like an ocean...
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Hurricane Dorian, stalled over Bahamas, weakens slightly but still dangerous

Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, showed some signs of weakening early on Tuesday as it remained stalled over Grand Bahama Island, the Miami-based National..
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Dorian slams Bahamas, down to Category 3 Hurricane

Hurricane Dorian came to a catastrophic daylong halt over the northwest Bahamas, flooding the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama with walls of water. The storm was reduced to a Category 3 early Tuesday..
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Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas, a million evacuated along U.S. east coast

Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama early on Monday, peeling off roofs, toppling cars and snapping power lines as rising floodwater threatened to engulf..
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'Monster' Hurricane Dorian pummels Bahamas, forecast to threaten Florida

Hurricane Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was forecast to move dangerously close to Florida in..
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Dorian pummels Bahamas, hurricane forecast to move dangerously close to Florida

Hurricane Dorian, the second strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was forecast to move dangerously close to Florida in..
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Tourists scatter as Hurricane Dorian hurls toward Bahamas

Tourists scrambled to leave the Bahamas on Friday as Hurricane Dorian approached its northwestern islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, eager to take off before the international airport was to shut down..
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