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NEMA Returns Evacuees from Acklins

Acklins Hurricane evacuees being returned home (LPIA) Sept 25 2017. Photo-Derek W. Smith   145882 (2)#Bahamas, September 27, 2017 – Nassau – The remaining evacuees of Hurricane Irma from Acklins were transported from the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium to the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Monday, September 25, 2017 — a few days after the ‘All Clear’ was given for Hurricane Maria.   The evacuees were men, women, children and infants of all ages.   The airlines used were Bahamasair, which carried 68 residents, and Flamingo Air, which carried 11 residents; all to return to Acklins.

Acklins Hurricane evacuees being returned home (LPIA) Sept 25 2017. Photo-Derek W. Smith   145891Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell and Deputy Permanent Secretary of NEMA Chrystal Glinton, along with other NEMA officials, were present to ensure the smooth process of returning these residents.

 

 

 

Photos show the Acklins residents, and (being interviewed) Acklins Island Administrator Chrisfield Johnson.

Acklins Hurricane evacuees being returned home (LPIA) Sept 25 2017. Photo-Derek W. Smith   145879

Acklins Hurricane evacuees being returned home (LPIA) Sept 25 2017. Photo-Derek W. Smith   145953Acklins Hurricane evacuees being returned home (LPIA) Sept 25 2017. Photo-Derek W. Smith   145912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

 

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