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“Thousands are missing”- Resident of the Bahamas

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 12, 2019 12:50

“Thousands are missing”- Resident of the Bahamas

Thousands are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, as residents continue to recount tales of terror more than a week after the top-of-scale Category 5 hurricane ravaged Great Abaco Island, Freeport and other parts of the tourism-dependent country. Thousands of people are in shelters on the islands and officials have warned the number of dead is likely to rise substantially.People all over Nassau are still searching for friends and family they have not seen since the storm.Dorian slammed into the Bahamas over a week ago as one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, packing top sustained winds of 185 miles per hour.Some 15,000 people are still in need of shelter or food, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.Officials have already put up large tents in Nassau to house people made homeless by the storm and plan to put up tent cities on Abaco capable of sheltering up to 4,000 people. Private forecasters estimated that Dorian destroyed or damaged some $3 billion in insured property in the Caribbean.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 12, 2019 12:50

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