Help on the way for Inagua residents

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Six pallets of drinking water are placed in the United States Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, to be flown into Matthew Town, Inagua on Wednesday, part of NEMA’s relief efforts following the passage of the category four Hurricane Ike through the island on Sunday.

Commander Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency observes as a Water and Sewerage Corporation generator is placed in the United States Coast Guard C-130 aircraft, to be flown to Matthew Town, Inagua on Wednesday, September 10, 2008. The generator will power the reverse osmosis plant for residents to receive water, a relief since Hurricane Ike struck the island on Sunday. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Nassau, The Bahamas – Commander Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said he was pleased with the relief efforts following the passage of the category four Hurricane Ike through the southeast Bahamas.

On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 a C-130 aircraft, courtesy for the United States Coast Guard, flew six pallets of water, an industrialized-size generator for the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s reverse osmosis plant and other essentials into Matthew Town, Inagua.

Commander Russell said NEMA was “truly delighted and pleased” by the level of response to the residents impacted by the hurricane, which struck the Southeast Bahamas on Sunday and Monday.

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