Hurricane Hell: 'We Have to Be Resilient'.

 
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The Bahamas-which gained independence from Great Britain in 1973-comprises 700 different islands, but only 30 are inhabited. For more on the Bahamas' population, economy, and government, see the nation tables on page 34.

When Hurricane Dorian swept through the northern Bahamas last month, it demolished just about everything in its path: houses, schools, banks, gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, churches, pharmacies, power and phone lines. And at the moment, no one knows when those things will be restored. The Category 5 storm was the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Bahamas, killing dozens and leaving many residents homeless. Experts estimate the damage from Dorian at more than $7...

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