Premier Andrew Fahie said the British Virgin Islands will be assisting The Bahamas following the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian on the northern Caribbean archipelago.
“After the assessment is made, we will state what we can assist with seeing that we are one Caribbean people who care about each other,” Premier Fahie told BVI News.
He said having been through a category-five hurricane roughly two years ago, the BVI is also “more than willing to assist with providing advice on the best practices as they seek to recover”.
Pray for the Bahamas
Premier Fahie further said he reached out to the Prime Minister of Bahamas Dr Hubert Minnis only yesterday, August 1.
“I shared with him that the people in the BVI is praying for his people.”
“Our Caribbean neighbours need our prayers. I appeal to all our residents, and the wider community, to pray for our neighbours during this time of critical time, for surely we can empathise with the people of The Bahamas, having experienced the wrath of nature’s forces only two years ago,” he said in an appeal to residents.
Fahie also urged residents to remember Florida, which is the projected path of the hurricane and assist their loved ones in becoming hurricane-ready on the US mainland.
Dorian, which briefly affected the territory less than a week ago, was at the time a category-one hurricane.
Since then, the weather system has grown to a category-five hurricane and battered the Bahamas with winds of 185 miles per hour strength.
Reportedly, roughly 13,000 homes have been ‘severely damaged or destroyed’ and at least one eight-year-old boy lost his life.
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