Bridgetown, Barbados, August 27, 2011 (CDEMA) - A shipment of relief supplies from the CARICOM regional Warehouse in Jamaica left Kingston today (Saturday, August 27, 2011) for hurricane impacted Acklins and Mayaguana Islands in the Bahamas.

The islands in the southeastern Bahamas received significant wind damage during the passage of Hurricane Irene.  More than 90% of the houses in the Lovely Bay Community in Acklins were damaged and on Mayaguana, 40 household or approximately 50% of the population have been affected.  Downed power lines have disrupted power and there has also been flooding in some areas.

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