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Dangerous Irene unleashes fury on Bahamas

Published on August 25, 2011 11:27 AM | Comments

From Caribbean360:

"NASSAU, Bahamas, Thursday August 25, 2011 - A large and dangerous Category 3 Hurricane Irene is unleashing its fury over the northwestern Bahamas this morning after causing flooding, damaging and destroying several homes, and disrupting electricity service in the islands in the southeast of the archipelago yesterday.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reported that in Acklins, around 90 percent of the settlement of Lovely Bay had been wiped out, and house roofs and several homes were blown away. Power lines and trees were downed and residents have flocked to shelters."

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