Samantha

Hope Town

“The hurricane windows started to leak water at the bottom (not a good sign, I remember thinking) and we put towels along the bottom to soak up the water. The wind was incredibly loud. Whistling.”

“Through all that wind and rain we had no idea what devastation was going on around us.”

“ We had a view above of the mayhem. Swirling debris, large pieces of wood and metal, air conditioning ducting, you name it. Plus biblical rain pouring in the hatch. We were soon in a foot or more of water.”

Shelley

Hope Town

“As always when expecting a rage, there was tension in the air but, Abaconians have seen many a storm and know how to prepare.”

“My daughter, who lives in Nassau, begged me to leave and I stubbornly refused. After all, I had seen many hurricanes in my life. This one, however, was a monster.”

“I don’t think anyone who was not in Abaco the day after that storm could ever understand the devastation. It was horrendous.”

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