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Waypoints Podcast: #10 Checking in on Abaco and Grand Bahama – October 2019 Updates Post Hurricane Dorian

October 9, 2019

On the first two days of September 2019, Hurricane Dorian – a Category 5 storm – hit the Bahamian islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. For two days, the islands were pummeled by sustained winds of 185 miles per hour, with maximum gusts in excess of 220. It was the strongest hurricane on record to affect the Bahamas, and – parked over the islands for two days – it destroyed everything in its path. In the four weeks following the storm, a lot has taken place, but in many areas and in many communities on both Grand Bahama and Abaco, the recovery efforts continue, and the rebuilding has only just begun. To discuss the ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts to date, host Jim Klug sits down with two guests: Doug McKnight, the Bahamas program director for Yellow Dog Flyfishing, and Dillon Gruber, Associate Director of the Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation. We talk with Doug and Dillon about what YDCCF and others from throughout the fly fishing industry are doing to assist post-storm, and we share live reports from several lodge owners on both islands, including Rob Neher of East End Lodge, Greg Vincent of H2O Bonefishing, and Oliver White of Abaco Lodge.



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