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Dorian hits  Copa Florida, Bahamas flights

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Posted 30/08/2019

Copa Airlines flights to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa (United States) and Nassau (Bahamas), will be affected on September 1 and 2  due to the impact of tropical storm Dorian said a company statement issued on Friday, August 30.

 Copa offers its passengers, whose itineraries were affected, the possibility of making date changes without penalty.

Those interested should contact the Call Center of their country, according to the conditions detailed below:

Passengers with tickets issued until August 30, 2019, and with original flight date from August 30, 2019, to September 3, 2019.

The deadline to make changes to flights is September 5, 2019, and the new itinerary must start before September 17, 2019, or according to the validity of the ticket.

Tickets may be reimbursed based on the fare rule and regulations in force

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/travel/dorian-hits-copa-florida-bahamas-flights

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3 minutes ago, John R Hampton said:

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9:00 a.m., September 1st

One reason we chose Boquete over Eleuthera Bahamas...was hurricanes.

  Through an advertisement in Surfer magazine we paid $1,500.00 for a lot on the island of Eleuthera  in 1980.  We sold it for $20,000.00 in 2007 just before we settled here in Boquete.  If you look due west of that huge red dot of a hurricane.....that is Eleuthera .   Seriously bad there now. 

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One reason we chose Boquete over Eleuthera Bahamas...was hurricanes

Constantly increasing hurricane insurance costs encouraged me to sell my interest in a condo in Hilton Head, South Carolina a few years ago.

Hurricane coverage is just another expense, such as HVAC, that isn't required to live in or around Boquete.

 

Edited by Keith Woolford
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Cost of living near a coast.  Yes.  We lived our adult life on Oahu Hawaii.   Maintenance fees for our 850 sq ft condo were $700/month.  Old building, flood zone. These fees are so high because of insurance and reserve funds necessary to  sustain through all eventualities.  This was a huge reason for us looking for another location to live in retirement.   Thank goodness we gave up on our dream for a surf hut on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas !.  

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Second Red Cross aid plane leaves Panama for Bahamas

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osted 07/09/2019

A second  Red Cross plane loaded with humanitarian aid for the hurricane-stricken Bahamas, left Tocumen International on Saturday afternoon, September, 7.

Hurricane Dorian has left 70,000 people homeless and at least 43 dead by noon on Saturday. Hundreds are still missing and the eventual death toll is forecast to be “catastrophic."

"Bringing help to people in need is our number one priority. We are trying our best to get to hard-to-reach places," said the federation, whose headquarters for Latin America is located in Panama.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/world/second-red-cross-aid-plane-leaves-panama-for-bahamas

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