By Kenton X. USAID’s DART conducts aerial assessments, delivers first tranche of pre-positioned relief items to isolated communities in Haiti. An recently married couple on the dream honeymoon in the Bahamas has captured shocking footage showing the power of Hurricane Matthew, which started battering the islands on Thursday. ANDROS, Bahamas (CMC) — North Andros is one of three administrative districts on the largest of the 26 inhabited Bahamian islands. Preston Cunningham, administrator for … NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Bahamian authorities were on Friday assessing the damage done by Hurricane Matthew that tore through the chain of islands on Thursday. In Haiti, the death toll is over 100 and rising, two days after the hurricane hit the island nation as a Category 4. The residents of North Andros and Grand Bahama were extraordinarily devastated and, although this was the most ferocious hurricane to visit us in almost 90 years, not a single death was attributed to the hurricane. Hurricane Dorian is the strongest storm ever to hit the Bahamas, and the country will struggle to get its tourism-based economy back on track for quite some time. Hon. Flooding, uprooted trees and other damage greets people in the capital city of the Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew blew through. Death tolls and damage reports rose rapidly in the days following the landfall, characterizing Hurricane Matthew as the largest humanitarian emergency in Haiti since the earthquake of 2010.. Chance. For the next few days, Matthew pulverized the archipelago, only sparing the islands of Eleuthera and Abaco. NBC 6 reporter Jamie Guirola is … Hurricane Matthew slams Bahamas 02:42. Hurricane Matthew damaged numerous buildings, forced lamp poles down and knocked down trees in Grand Bahama, making roads impassable. Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016, as a Category 4 hurricane with torrential rain, massive storm surge, and winds up to 145 mph. 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