Assessment of preparedness of emergency shelters on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands for 2020 hurricane season

Thematic Area
Operations and emergencies
Year
2020
Country
Bahamas
The Caribbean
Language
English

The objective of the project, which including a three-week field trip to Nassau, Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands, was to examine the current condition of each emergency shelter, assess operational effectiveness during Dorian, and consider the suitability of each shelter for the 2020 season. The recommendations are focussed on what actions need to be taken to ensure the islands are well prepared for the 2020 season, but also include suggestions for improvements in the medium-term.