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Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in Dorian's wake

Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in Dorian's wake

The list was announced by Carl Smith, a spokesman for the country's National Emergency Management Agency (Nema), but he expressed caution as a database was still being processed and some of the people already evacuated had yet to register their names.

The total may fall as it is cross-checked.

Extra than a week after Dorian smashed thousands of homes on the country's Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the loss of life toll stood at 50 and was anticipated to increase, with research-and-rescue crews however creating their way via the ruins.

National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan has pledged $1 million toward recovery efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island nation.

The company deployed one of its ships, Grand Celebration, on a post-Hurricane Dorian humanitarian sailing to Grand Bahama Island.

"This announcement is the latest example of the USA commitment to helping the people of The Bahamas after this devastating storm. And let's be clear, it nearly was us", Moskowitz said.

Dorian slammed into the Bahamas over a week ago as one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record, packing top sustained winds of around 300 kilometres per hour.

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"All the showers won't be heavy; there'll be times we have heavy and there'll be times when it won't be so heavy, but there can be localised flooding and it's possible that they can hamper restoration efforts for a short time", he said yesterday.

While the category 5 storm made landfall on Great Abaco Island, decimating that northern island as well as Grand Bahama, numerous more southern islands remain intact and welcome tourism dollars. "I did not assume that so quickly", he explained.

"He was happy to see our team", Clark said in an email.

The North Florida American Red Cross is contributing to the American Red Cross' efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

I would like to do something to help assist with disaster relief for the hurricane that hit The Bahamas & the typhoon affecting Japan.

The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association said on Tuesday it had built more than 1,394 square metres (15,000 square feet) of air-conditioned, tent housing for more than 800 people.

The fund is focused on the core safety of the people, their essential needs such as water, food, shelter, medical needs, and the recovery of the community.


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