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Abandoned ship finally removed from Abaco community

Nearly three years after ferocious Hurricane Dorian ravaged Abaco, an abandoned ship that washed into downtown Marsh Harbour is finally being removed.

As Dorian unleashed its fury on Abaco and the surrounding cays in September 2019, storm surge swept the big boat inland to the plaza housing Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Don Mackay Boulevard.

The rusty vessel was moved to the vacant property next door and served as a visual reminder of the death and destruction caused by the category 5 storm.

However, the new and improved Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) has begun the demolition of a major symbol of the destructive nature of Dorian.

According to the team on the ground, the eyesore has littered downtown Marsh Harbour for long enough and it needs to be removed so that survivors can continue to heal from the deep emotional wounds inflicted by the monster storm.

DRA members are said to be working relentlessly to ramp up restoration efforts in each disaster zone as the Davis administration seeks to build back better and to restore normalcy to storm-ravaged islands and cays.

Dorian caused an estimated $3 billion in damage in The Bahamas.

Dorian’s official death toll is 74 but hundreds more people are still missing.

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