Assessment of the Effects and Impacts of Hurricane Matthew, The Bahamas
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Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 marks the second time in just over a year that the country was affected by a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Matthew's greatest impact was felt on the country's population centres of New Providence and Grand Bahamas, as well as in the district of North Andros. Damage in these areas was caused by high winds and storm surge associated with the hurricane, and was exacerbated by construction practices and the siting of communities and infrastructure in vulnerable locations. Hurricane Matthew cost The Bahamas approximately $580.4 million.