Aerial Footage of the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Shows Complete Devastation

05 Septembre, 2019, 03:21 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Dorian's floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

The storm reached the island nation as a category 5 hurricane on Sunday and then slowly moved westward, ripping off roofs, flooding houses and leaving at least seven people dead.

Speaking to the Associated Press, local hurricane relief aide worker Lia Head-Rigby said scenes from around the Bahamas resemble a war zone.

With winds at 185 miles per hour, Dorian ties with Gilbert (1988), Wilma (2005) and the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record based on maximum sustained winds.

"The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas...may all be in our prayers now".

A woman was rescued with the help of U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being stranded by the hurricane in the Bahamas on Tuesday.

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FREEPORT, Bahamas- A day after the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the Bahamas finished battering the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, Freeport's Grand Bahama International Airport lay in tatters Wednesday.

"The destruction in Abaco and Grand Bahamas is huge", Andrés told NPR's Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition. "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). Disney Castaway Cay, which experienced only tropical-force-strength winds, employs more than 60 Bahamians from Abaco and Grand Bahama, as well as several employees from other Bahamian islands. (Social Media/Terran Knowles/Our News Bahamas via Reuters) Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis addresses the media and the country at the National Emergency Management Agency about damage caused by Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday.

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

Dorian is still approaching the southeastern US, but Williamson's tweet comes after the storm already caused catastrophic levels of damage in the Bahamas.



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