GB Tent Facility Beaten by Severe Weather

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No reports of injuries to patients

Minister of Health Duane Sands confirmed the Samaritan’s Purse tent hospital facility in Grand Bahama was hit with wind and rain on Sunday.

It was reported that water entered the facility and the small administration tent was blown in.

But Sands was adamant that it was not “compromised structurally.”

He maintained that the 22 patients remain safe and “no patient…was injured or wet.”

Patients from the Rand Memorial Hospital are housed in the Samaritan’s Purse tent facility after the hospital sustained severe damage during Hurricane Dorian.

Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis and are reported to be on site to assess the situation.

Dr. Sands said patients will be moved into the IAT building or RMH ER if weather persists.

This comes after the Department of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for New Providence, North and Central Andros, Grand Bahama, Abaco and the Berry Islands.

The weather is in effect from 6:25 until 8:25 on Sunday.

The Department of Meteorology warned that these thunderstorms will become severe causing strong gusty winds, dangerous lightning, heavy downpours, hail and possible waterspout or tornadic activity as localized flooding is possible.

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