Miami consulate facing challenges with storm evacuees

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January 13, 2020

The Bahamas consulate office in Miami, Florida, is facing challenges managing Hurricane Dorian evacuees in the Miami-Dade and Broward areas, according to Consul General Linda Treco-Mackey. As of January 8, Treco-Mackey said 425 persons registered with the consulate as evacuees following the storm. “The telephone contacts given by these evacuees are no longer operable and in some cases families have moved from the registered address,” Treco-Mackey said. “Evacuees initially made contact with the consulate within the first week after the storm and the number of registrants grew as we held meetings. “Of the 425 persons registered, 39 percent or 166 originated from Grand Bahama, 44 percent or 185 originated from Abaco and 17 percent or 74 individuals did not disclose their island of origin.” Treco-Mackey added that 16 percent or 66 persons reside in Miami-Dade County, 20 percent or 87 persons reside in Broward County, 37 percent or 159 reside in Palm Beach County and 11 percent or 47 reside in Central and Northern Florida.

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News date : 01/13/2020    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Accident/Emergency, Community/Charity, Nassau Guardian Stories

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