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Aerial photos reveal mass destruction in the Bahamas

Johnny Simon
Destruction in Bahamas

As Hurricane Dorian slowly drifted away from the Bahamas yesterday (Sept. 3) emergency responders got a view of the scale of destruction to the islands. So far, there have been seven reported fatalities, but officials believe that number will rise.

Volunteers walk through a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas on Sept. 3.

“It’s total devastation. It’s decimated. Apocalyptic,” aid worker Lia Head-Rigby told the AP. The New York Times reported that 60% of Grand Bahama island was flooded. The Red Cross is reporting that around13,000 homes have sustained severe damage or have been completely destroyed.

Images captured during flyovers capture the damage brought by Dorian, which arrived as a Category-5 storm.

Flooding on Grand Bahama Island on Sept. 4.

Flooding on Grand Bahama Island on Sept. 4.

A collapsed building on Grand Bahama Island on Sept. 4.

A collapsed building on Grand Bahama Island on Sept. 4.

A home surrounded by floodwaters.

A home surrounded by floodwaters.

A boat lays across a road after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island, seen on Sept. 4.

A boat lays across a road after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island, seen on Sept. 4.

The flooded Marsh Harbour Airport on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, on Sept. 3.

A heavily damaged neighborhood on the Abaco Islands.

Boats strewn about an Abaco marina.

Damaged buildings on the Abaco Islands.

A devastated neighborhood, where homes were severely damaged.

Flood and wind damage as seen from above the Abaco Islands.

A destroyed dockside area on the Abaco Islands.

Debris covers this area on the Abaco Islands

Homes that were exposed to the full force of Dorian on the Abaco Islands.

Some islands are estimated to have been 60% flooded.

The Marsh Harbour Airport, swamped by Dorian.

 

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