Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on September 1, 2019 as the strongest hurricane to ever strike the islands. Thousands are still without clean water. We are raising money to send Puritii water bottles to the Bahamas. These water bottles filter water from any fresh water source. For every Puritii water bottle, we save 455 plastic water bottles from polluting our oceans.
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According to an article by WLRN:
"The Category 5 storm hit the Abaco Islands and the island of Grand Bahama with 185 mile-per-hour winds and 30 feet of storm surge that overtook the shores with seawater. On Grand Bahama, the saltwater overflowed the drinking wells nearly 55,000 residents depend upon.
The loss of drinking water on Grand Bahama serves as a case study for how low-lying islands are already being impacted in the most fundamental ways by rising sea levels due to climate change...
“Dorian didn’t just impact some of the wells. It impacted all of our wells and our plants,” said Remington Wilchcombe, the manager of engineering at Grand Bahama Utility Company, which oversees electricity and water on the island. “Three of our four plants went underwater. And one of them — which is our major one, which supplied 60 percent of the island — actually went underwater. So the impact there was a total destruction.”
After the storm waters receded, the company sent hydrologists to assess the damage to the island’s water supply.
“What they found was the entire water table was destroyed by this act of God,” Wilchcombe said."
For the full article: https://www.wlrn.org/post/six-months-after-dorian-grand-bahama-scrambles-clean-drinking-water#stream/0