SAN JUAN – The government of the Bahamas is constructing seawalls on San Salvador, the island that suffered the most when Hurricane Joaquin struck the archipelago last October, causing more than $80 million in damage.
Works and Urban Development Minister Philip Davis inspected a $300,000 seawall under construction in Halls Landing, the government said Wednesday in a statement, adding that storm barriers are also being erected at Bonefish Bay and Pigeon Creek.
“There was much more land there, but it is now gone away. This is all evidence that the world has become sensitive to climate change that is causing the high sea level rises, and of course with that comes the surges that impact and erode the seashore lines,” Davis said.
The government said studies are being conducted on other islands to determine how to connect communities by way of coastal roads.