The Commonwealth Secretary General pledges to rally support international support for hurricane hit Bahamas and other islands feeling the brunt of climate change
Dominican born Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland on Tuesday reaffirmed her commitment to fighting for real movement on addressing climate change after witnessing firsthand the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas last month.
She says there can be no more delay in taking appropriate action.
On September 1st through September 3rd, the Category 5 Hurricane packing maximum sustained winds of near 185mph with higher gusts tore through the northern Bahamas killing more than 50 people and causing widespread destruction in Abaco and Grand Bahama.
For the Commonwealth boss it was a sobering sight.
Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland
Scotland was speaking on Tuesday morning as she prepared to visit Grand Bahama after going through the hurricane hit Abaco.
She said none of the pictures or videos taken fully represents the true impact of the damages, and the images would be scarred in her memory forever.
The Commonwealth Secretariat General whose own homeland, Dominica was devastated by another Category 5 Hurricane, Maria, two years ago pointed out that the hurricane season is not yet over, and more major hurricanes could impact the region.
But she says she intends to keep up the fight on behalf of the islands.
Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland.
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