Russell, the emergency management official in Nassau, said docks on the western side of Great Inagua island had been destroyed and the roof of a government building was partially ripped off.
Jennifer Savoie, a New Orleans native who lives in Eleuthera, said her fiance’s resort, The Cove Eleuthera, was spared major damage but that power is out across most of the island.
‘‘We know the protocol and how to prepare,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s in our blood. We were hit pretty hard though.’’
Associated Press writers Danica Coto in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Trenton Daniel in Port-au-Prince and Pierre-Richard Luxama in Grand Goave, Haiti; Seth Borenstein in Washington; and Anne-Marie Garcia in Havana contributed to this report.
Material from Globe wire services was used in this report.