Hurricane Dorian Haunts Bahamas

Hundreds of People Still Missing in the Bahamas

It has been an entire month since the disaster that was Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. 

Hurricane Dorian astonishingly stalled over the Bahamas for over 20 hours, with gusts of winds reaching up to 220 miles-per-hour. The storm caused immense amounts of damage to the islands, and they are all still trying to recover. As of Sept. 30, officials say that there are about 600 people still missing. 

After the storm passed, three out o every four homes were reportedly underwater. As of Sept. 30, the official death toll is 56 people. The Bahamian government initially reported about 1,300 people missing, but that number has dropped to 600. 

After Dorian made landfall, thousands of homes were left with no running water or power. The destruction has been compared to a war zone. Hubert Minnis, the Bahamian Prime Minister, said that the number of missing people has dropped in the past few weeks, but the death toll has also increased with it, and he fears that the death toll will rise even more in coming weeks. 

After Dorian made landfall, thousands of homes were left with no running water or power. The destruction has been compared to a war zone. Hubert Minnis, the Bahamian Prime Minister, said that the number of missing people has dropped in the past few weeks, but the death toll has also increased with it, and he fears that the death toll will rise even more in coming weeks. 

A United States medic team deployed to the islands said they could even smell the destruction and “carnage” as they drove through the wreckage on an aid trip. They believe some bodies may be trapped under huge piles of rubble and debris, but, unfortunately, some bodies may have washed away during the storm surge. The Bahamian government announced that they will be hiring companies to execute extensive removals of the debris.

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