The Prime Minister of the Bahamas Hubert Minnis has summed up the devastation Hurricane Dorian caused as a “Historic Tragedy.” He couldn’t be more right unfortunately the massive slow moving Category 5 hurricane that ravaged the Bahamas moved at a snails pace. The storm made landfall on Sunday with winds gusting up to 185 mph and didn’t completely clear out until Wednesday morning.
According to the Red Cross about 45% of homes on Grand Bahama and Abaco nearly 13,000 houses in total have been severely damaged or destroyed. Approximately 62,000 people are going to need clean drinking water and more than 60,000 people will be in need of food and assistance, U.N. officials have said.
At a press conference on Wednesday Prime Minister Minnis had this to say: “So many families have been impacted by the devastation, including those trapped during the storm. Just about every Bahamian throughout the country has been worried about loved ones on Grand Bahama and Abaco.”
At the direction of @POTUS and at the request of the Prime Minister, @DHSgov is working with the Government of the Bahamas & is grateful to the @USCG and @CBP for their efforts to aid ongoing recovery efforts and those severely injured on the island following Hurricane #Dorian. pic.twitter.com/lqIk5tKGgc
— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) September 5, 2019
An #AMO Black Hawk crew from the Miami Air and Marine Branch deployed to the Bahamas on Tuesday in response to Hurricane #Dorian. The crew evacuated over half a dozen people from Marsh Harbour in Abaco Islands to safety—several of them with injuries. pic.twitter.com/dhHtBhlKF2
— CBP (@CBP) September 5, 2019
As you can see from the images above help has been deployed and operation rebuild is in full effect. The United Nations have pledged $1 million in aid and has brought in eight tons of ready to eat meals. Our thoughts and prayers here at IMU go out to all Bahamian’s involved in this truly tragic event.
(All Images Courtesy Of Google And Twitter)