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Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

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Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and lined for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated parts of the islands, triggering a humanitarian crisis.

Jonah Green has more.

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Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

Rescuers searched for survivors in the Bahamas on Wednesday after Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging storm to strike the island nation, left in its wake a flooded landscape dotted with pulverized homes and beached boats.

The scope of the damage and humanitarian crisis was still unfolding as aerial video of the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas showed wide swaths of destruction.

While a few deaths have been reported, officials warned the current toll was likely to rise.

Messages on Twitter described whole communities being swept away.

On Wednesday survivors picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and lined up for food.

Dozens of people took to Facebook to search for missing loved ones, and aid agencies estimated that tens of thousands of people would need food and other support.

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Tuesday no effort would be spared in search and recovery.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) BAHAMAS PRIME MINISTER HUBERT MINNIS: "We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country's history." President Trump Wednesday said the U.S. was sending aid to the region.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: "We're sending some people to give them a hand and they need a big hand." The Red Cross in the capital Nassau says they expect a complicated relief effort, and that as many as 13,000 homes across the Bahamas have been damaged or destroyed.

Meanwhile residents of coastal Georgia and South Carolina were bracing for Dorian's approach on Wednesday, with the National Hurricane Center warning the slow-moving storm could make landfall in South or North Carolina Thursday or Friday.



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