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Catastrophic Damage in the Bahamas

3 Sep 2019, 6:00 pm

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.

Bahamas Aerial Damage

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

 

More Footage Coming in From the Bahamas

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.

 

 

Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the author
Joe Astolfi has been a weather enthusiast and geography guru ever since childhood.  After earning an Associate degree at Terra State Community College in Ohio, he decided to pursue a Bachelor degree in meteorology at Northern Illinois University.  He minored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Before arriving at WeatherNation TV, Joe worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois.  Forecasting ... Load Morefor northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin was anything but ordinary.  Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, and heat waves are just some of the extreme weather events he has covered.  Joe grew up in Sandusky, Ohio and will always have a passion for the Great Lakes region and all it has to offer.

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