Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missing

Remigio Civitarese
Сентября 12, 2019

An estimated 2500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian's aftermath, the government said today.

Thousands of homes were severely damaged or destroyed and parts of the Bahamas received up to 35in (89cm) of rain, leaving vast areas flooded.

Nikki Battiste, CBS News reporter who spent a week covering the devastation from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

In addition to the devastation in Abaco, Minnis said East Grand Bahama has been "laid to waste", and Freeport, West End and much of Grand Bahama "experienced awful destruction".

"It made landfall with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour and gusts of 220 miles per hour, which ties it for the highest sustained wind landfall on record - the 1935 Labor Day hurricane", he said.

The official death toll still stands at 50, with 42 of those deaths on Abaco and eight on Grand Bahama, but Minnis said the number of deaths is expected to "significantly increase".

During an appearance with Florida Power and Light executives in West Palm Beach Tuesday, DeSantis said the USA and Bahamian governments were enacting policies "to not facilitate any special migration" by Bahamians whose homes were destroyed by the hurricane.

Several hundred people who evacuated the damaged islands are already living in emergency tents around Nassau, the capital. The relief agency is working from a list of necessities provided by the Bahamas' Public Hospitals Authority.

"I was happy to see that".

On September 8, USAID DART Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue teams conducted aerial and ground search & rescue operation in the hard-hit cays surrounding Abaco. The latter is a charity founded after Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

The United States will not give temporary protected immigration status to people from the Bahamas who evacuated after the archipelago was battered by a Category 5 hurricane, the White House said on Wednesday.

Among the medicines Brother's Brother hopes to distribute are antibiotics and anti-diabetic drugs.

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