Hurricane Dorian sat over the northwest Bahamas for more than 24 hours as a major category 5 hurricane. Agonizing hours of wind, storm surge, and flooding caused extreme damage to the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama.
Unfathomable conditions have occurred on the islands, as winds over 150 mph battered the islands. WeatherNation crews were there, after the storm, witnessing first hand some of the heartbreaking scenes of devastation.
WeatherNation field correspondent, Brandon Clement, witnessed the damage first hand.
Heartwrenching visuals incoming from the Bahamas. We're getting our first look at the aftermath left behind by Hurricane Dorian Our hearts go out to those already affected by this historic storm. (bit.ly/2ks648P)
Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
At least 20 fatalities confirmed so far from Dorian in the Bahamas & our thoughts and prayers remain with the community as they continue to recover. Here's some of the latest footage from ground zero from our own Brandon Clement.
Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, September 5, 2019
The stories are heartbreaking- hearing from people who endured the storm, it is clear, there are many people who are going to have a very hard time recovering from the storm.
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas has been updating the media and public daily to assure residents that help is available and mobilized. The P.M. calls it “a historic tragedy”. There have been at least 20 deaths officially reported, but that number is expected to rise as search and rescue continues.
Facebook has launched a safety check for people to meet up with friends and family, and let them know they are safe. There are numerous relief efforts and fundraisers forming to help residents of the Bahamas and those affected by Hurricane Dorian.
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 6, 2019
Help relief efforts by only sharing information from trusted sources. Please share: @USCG continues search + rescue in Northern #Bahamas w/support from @CBP. They have been welcomed by people who need help. There have been no reports of violence against USCG or CBP after #Dorian pic.twitter.com/zGwT5U77ZX
— U.S. Embassy Nassau (@USEmbassyNassau) September 4, 2019
Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Dorian.