Videos Show Dorian-Devastated Island With 50,000 Residents 70% Underwater

(ZH) — Hurricane Dorian has absolutely devastated Grand Bahama island, which is now 70% underwater according to Bloomberg, citing government sources.

The roughly 50-mile wide vacation destination in the Bahamas is home to approximately 50,000 people.

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said that the damage to homes, businesses and other buildings is “unprecedented and extensive,” while the National Emergency Management Agency has issued an “urgent plea” to owners of equipment such as jet skis, small boats and flatbed trailers to assemble at the Grand Bahama shopping mall to assist with the rescue.

The US Coast Guard along with the British Royal Navy have also been sent to the region.

There are “still many outstanding rescue missions,” on the island of Grand Bahama, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Kevin Peter Turnquest said, in reply to written questions. “It’s not looking good as we expect catastrophic damage.” -Bloomberg

According to the Red Cross, 13,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed.

When combined with nearby Abaco Island which lies just to the East, 45% of all dwellings are reported to have been obliterated, and 62,000 people do not have fresh water.


Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas in ruins

What's left of Abaco, Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Sorry the video is so shaky, we were in a helicopter in Hurricane forced winds. We have much more video, struggling to get it uploaded with wifi speeds in Nassau.

Posted by WXChasing on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dorian is currently traveling northwest at around 5 mph according to the National Hurricane Center.

By Tyler Durden | | Republished with permission

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