Bahamas lists 2500 people missing after Hurricane Dorian

Cheryl Sanders
September 12, 2019

Stephanie Sy, the NewsHour's new national correspondent, talks to Christy Delafield of Mercy Corps.

Trump did not say where these immigrants to the Bahamas were coming from, but many Haitians live in the islands, especially on now-devastated Great Abaco.

Extensive damage and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian is seen in Abaco, Bahamas, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. 'Any of the things you would normally do in a response are going to be 10 times harder because the systems that support them do not exist anymore'. She said Dorian unleashed ferocious rain and wind gusts, flooding her house and blowing off the roof.

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

Minnis said Dorian impacted the northwest Bahamas' islands for approximately 60 hours, with "the southern eyewall planted over Grand Bahama for about 30 hours". It was one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record and stands as the worst disaster in Bahamian history.

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.

Anyone wanting to donate for the Hurricane relief sailings may do so by sending to the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line warehouse at Riviera Beach, Florida, here is the address: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Riviera Beach Warehouse, 301 Broadway Ave., Bay #7 Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

Jordan, who owns property and frequently visits the Bahamas, says as the recovery and relief efforts continue he will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify nonprofit agencies where the funds will have the most impact.

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. Grand Bahama International Airport already is, he said.

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