Rescuers are pleading for more ‘help’ as they continue their attempts to reach victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes. The official death toll still stands at seven, but officials believe that number will rise. The full magnitude of the crisis in the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama is still coming into focus, with rescue crews yet to reach some stricken areas. ‘Right now there are just a lot of unknowns,’ Parliament member Iram Lewis said in Grand Bahama in the wake of the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the country. ‘We need help.’ National Security Minister Marvin Dames said rescue teams were fanning out across the northern Bahamas as the winds and rain subsided, with more than 600 police officers and marines in Grand Bahama and an additional 100 in Abaco. ‘The devastation is unlike anything that we’ve ever seen before,’ he said. ‘We’re beginning to get on the ground, get our people in the right places. We have a lot of work in the days and weeks and months ahead.’ Dorian, meanwhile, pushed its way northward off the Florida shoreline with reduced but still-dangerous 105mph… Read full this story
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