Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -

New images of Hurricane Irene's aftermath continue to emerge from the Bahamas.

Photographs from the hardest-hit areas in the Abacos show some islands that had been soaked and left without power.

Bahamas resident Molly McIntosh works at the Green Turtle Club, a resort in tiny Green Turtle Cay.


She was in South Florida, sending her son north to college, when she learned Hurricane Irene was barreling toward the Abacos in the Bahamas

"It came right straight over top of Green Turtle Key," she said.

Facebook and email were Molly's only lifelines to news and photographs that showed part of the damage from storm surge.

"Docks underwater, trees down," she said.

Local 10 crews rode out the storm in Marsh Harbour, where damage wasn't nearly as bad as in Green Turtle. McIntosh said the resort likely won't re-open until October.

"The revenue loss is going to be tremendous," she said.

As McIntosh packed to go home on Tuesday night, pilots in Fort Lauderdale with a group called Bahamas Elite were making last-minute preparations before making an early Friday delivery of relief to several other islands.

"Plywood, shingles, nails, water," said Captain Scott McClary, a pilot.

Bahamas Elite was working with Banyan Air Services, which donated storage at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and reduced fuel rates for the trip. McClary said six planes would depart early Tuesday for Crooked Island, Cat Island, and Acklins Island to help unload donated supplies.

The connection between the Bahamas and South Florida has been strong. For McClary and McIntosh, Irene seemed to have only strengthened it.

"We spent many years enjoying the Bahamas, fishing and taking vacations, and it's time to give back," McClary said.

"It makes us feel really good. The loyalty that people in South Florida show to the Bahamas and Abaco in particular is touching," smiled McIntosh.

For more information on the relief efforts of Bahamas Elite, visit their website .