Bahamian’s Opinions of the Government’s Actions In Response to Hurricane Dorian

Bahamian’s Opinions of the Government’s Actions In Response to Hurricane Dorian

 It is one of the  jobs of the government to inform its people of information with enough time to act upon data that could potentially save their lives. Unfortunately, Hurricane Dorian has showed how the government failed in this aspect by straight up failing to provide pertinent  information. An example is news about Dorian slowing down did not appear on ZNS until the night Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas whereas this information was presented on the U.S Weatherchannel hours prior. How can we prepare for storms besides what is obvious if information is coming in slowly like this?

 Yet, many take sympathy on the government, making the argument that Dorian increased its severity too quickly for up to date information to be released to the public. 16 Bahamians sided with the government and had all had said the same thing.  There was not much the government could say to us considering The Bahamas has never experienced a storm of this caliber before. No one could adequately prepare. Even then, Bahamains did not heed or believed the warnings the government gave, especially concerning the flood.

While it is believed that the government did all they could considering the circumstances, the simple truth is that they did not. There were many things that they could have done such as forcefully evacuate citizens, provide flood maps as solid proof.