Hurricane Dorian’s Devastation to the Bahamas


This is the Bahamas after Dorian

Selena Auman

Around September 8th 2019, 5:29 PM, The Bahamas got hit by hurricane Dorian.Category 5 storm pummeled the islands with sustained winds of 185 mph, storm surges and torrential rain in a sustained two-day assault. At least 44 people were killed during the storm, the country’s health minister said Sunday night, but with many others still reported missing, that number is feared to dramatically rise. Most deaths were here in the Abaco Islands, which were home to some 17,000 people.On the island of Great Abaco, wrecked boats and flipped-over cars were strewn across streets of completely flattened houses, crushed businesses and mangled playgrounds. Downed power lines and the frames of buildings lined the sides of the roads. Some cars were impaled by flying pieces of wood and steel. “These clothes on me, that’s all I have. Everything’s gone,”

“We need help,” she said. “We need people to come in. Help is going to wane off, and people are going to be exposed to poor sanitation,” she said. “It breaks my heart.”McPhee said the house he rented had blown away, but he still planned to stay on the island. “I want to stay for work. I want to stay to rebuild,” he said.