Crops destroyed in Long Island, and communication down in major communities in GB and Cat Island
Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is reporting another death on the island of Grand Bahama during the passage of Hurricane Sandy.
The killer storm moved through the Bahamas on Thursday and Friday hitting hard islands along the Bahama chain, knocking out power and communication supplies.
While New Providence, the tourism mecca fared well, islands like Grand Bahama are – in many pockets – still out of power and communications.
We can report the man becoming the 44th person to die in wake of Hurricane Sandy is a German national.
Reports reaching BP confirmed the man is believed to have drowned in the Queen’s Cove community, which was overcome by flooding during the passage.
The victim is the second death recorded in the Bahamas in the wake of Sandy.
Deltec Offshore Bank’s CEO Timothy Smith, a 66-year-old resident of Lyford Cay, was the first Hurricane related death recorded in the Bahamas in years. He fell from a balcony Thursday night as he attempted to repair a shutter at his home.
Relatives discovered him.
BP can also report while Long Island fared well during the passage of Sandy, in the aftermath the island is reporting massive flooding worse than Hurricane Irene one year ago. We can tell you major crop damage has been experienced on the island, however there is no loss of life.