The Island of Bahamas, home to about 395,361 people recently experienced a Hurricane, which caused about 70,000 people to lose their homes and left 30 people dead.
The Effect: About $7 billion worth of property lost with many more people who will be out of jobs and home for months.
What’s everyone doing about this?
Nations, companies and World Aid agencies such as the Red Cross are rising up to help the people of Bahamas. Normal citizens aren’t left out too as they’re contributing their bit to the quota, For example, at the Leonard M. Thompson airport, located in Abaco Island, Bahamas. Rashad Reckley, a 30-year-old saxophonist, played songs over a long period of time for people who had lost their homes.
In his words “I want to lift up everybody’s spirits after all the tragedy that happened…They want me to play more. But I can’t think of songs to play.”
Also, Popular Filmmaker Tyler Perry used his private jet to move water, hygiene items, sleeping bags and other necessities to the Bahamas. On the way back to the US, he also brought back several passengers, including a pregnant woman who needed medical attention.
- Because the Bahamas is surrounded by the ocean this might not be the last hurricane it would face.
- Hurricane Dorian is projected to move further away from the US coast, moving toward Canada.
- Every year there’s a hurricane in one part of the world, many are blaming this on Climate change. A gentle reminder to go Green.