Minnis urging residents in The Mudd to heed evacuation orders

Minnis urging residents in The Mudd to heed evacuation orders

ABACO, BAHAMAS- Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis checked out emergency preparations in The Mudd and other low-lying areas in Abaco and urged residents in those areas to heed evacuation orders this weekend as a strengthening Hurricane Dorian reaches the shores of The Bahamas.

In a brief interview with Eyewitness News, ahead of a final meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister in Abaco before the storm arrives, Minnis said that accommodations were provided for those who wanted to leave.

“We are here to see what else we can do to assist those remaining while we are here,” Minnis said. “The evacuation effort here in m view has been very successful, seeing that all the people that wanted to leave were able to. There was transportation provided for them. We also knew that there would be some that chose to stay and ride out the storm, but we made a special request to their community to let the women, children and elderly leave. We are only focused on the safety of all of our residents and continue to encourage them to heed evacuation orders.”

“In this meeting at my office here today, we are going to get an update from Henfield (Darren) and his officials. Once again, we are concerned about the safety of all individuals in our shores.”


About Randy Smith

Randy Smith is the producer of the widely-watched local television show “Beyond The Headlines” and the web content manager of Eyewitness News. He joined Eyewitness News as a sportscaster in 2018, a role he still performs, and has previously covered a slew of international sporting events, including the 2015 Pan American Games, the Nike EYBL Showcase, several IAAF World Relays, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the Commonwealth Youth Games, the Bahamas Bowl and multiple CARIFTA Swimming and Track & Field Championships. Randy has been recognized by the Bahamas Press Club with awards for “Best Sports Broadcast” as a sportscaster and “Best TV Talk Show” as a producer.