Advertisement

At least 50 now confirmed dead in Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian

Aid workers in the Bahamas say the devastation of Hurricane Dorian is still unfolding after the official death toll rose to at least 50 and tens of thousands of people remained homeless.
 
Speaking Tuesday, nine days since the hurricane made landfall over the Bahamas, Sadye Francis, director of One Eleuthera Foundation, a not-for-profit rehousing people on Eleuthera Island, said some people will have nowhere to go.
 
The United Nations estimates that 76,000 people in Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands have been left homeless by the hurricane and are in need of help.
 
Caribbean emergency officials said mortuary facilities on the island of New Providence were overwhelmed with bodies of victims, and the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency said bodies were being temporarily stored in refrigerated containers.
 
It also reported increased environmental health concerns in the northern islands and a stench of dead animals and potentially human bodies.
 
The government estimates that as many as 10,000 people from the Abaco Islands alone will need food, water and temporary housing while the northern region is cleared of debris. 
 
It is considering setting up tent or container cities.
 


comments powered by Disqus
Most Popular
CEO of Kingston Wharves retires
Almost 3,000 JDF members deployed to help...
Marcus Steele to leave Carreras in January