Aerial Footage of the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Shows Complete Devastation

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 5, 2019

As Hurricane Dorian churns ominously near the southeast USA coast after ravaging the Bahamas with wind, pounding rain and flooding, the storm's enormous size can be seen in new images released by NASA.

The official death toll in the Bahamas so far is seven, but that is expected to rise, possibly dramatically, as aid and officials reach the scenes of the worst destruction.

The storm weakened to a Category 2 on Tuesday, but it's still very risky and actually getting bigger.

Satellite radar imagery taken Monday shows large swaths of the north of Grand Bahama Island underwater.

A family is escorted to a safe zone after they were rescued as Hurricane Dorian continues to rain in Freeport, Bahamas.

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham says Dorian is "still hovering right off the shore" of Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

"The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas...may all be in our prayers now". Abaco and Grand Bahama in the northwestern Bahamas were hit even harder as the storm lingered. (Terran Knowles/Our News Bahamas via Reuters) Chef José Andrés is interviewed by ABC News' Stephanie Wash before he leaves for his first mission to deliver food to stranded Bahamians who survived Hurricane Dorian. "It's like we just need to be rescued and put on another island to start over again", said Cindy Marshall, who lives in Marsh Harbor (Abaco Islands). (Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR) Damage in the Abaco Islands. Few had any luck on Tuesday after the Bahamian prime minister, Hubert Minnis, said: "We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country's history".

Of the magnitude of the damage, Minnis said, "It is going to require a massive coordinated effort to rebuild our communities".

Practically parking over a portion of the Bahamas for a day and a half, Dorian pounded Abaco and Grand Bahama with winds up to 185mph and torrential rain, ripping apart homes and trapping people in their attics.

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