Category 4 hurricane which packed winds of 130mph hit the southern and central Bahamas the hardest on October 1 and 2nd. Hardest Hit in Crooked Islands, Atkins, Long Island, Rum Cay, Exuma and San Salvador where there was flooding and outages, communication to these islands were affected by the blackout that affected landline, internet and mobile outages. 46 persons had to be evacuated from Crooked Islands. A shortage of clean drinking water and food occurred across the southern Bahamian islands. on Several of the islands the airports were severely affected.