Bahamas Residents Chest-Deep in Hurricane Dorian Flood Waters

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Residents in Freeport, Bahamas have fled their flooded homes to seek higher ground, Tuesday, September 3 as the island nation continues to feel the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.

In this footage, Tim Aylen, a Bahamian journalist working with The Associated Press, along with his daughter, Julia Aylen, and their dogs waded through chest-deep water to find a safer place to stay.

United Nations officials estimate more than 60,000 people in the northwest Bahamas will need food following the catastrophic natural disaster left from Hurricane Dorian.

A spokesman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Tuesday about 45% of homes in Grand Bahama and Abaco were severely damaged or destroyed.

👉 Hurricane Dorian relentlessly battered Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday, even as the powerful storm began to edge closer to the mainland U.S. in the southern state of Florida.

Dorian, packing sustained winds of 175 kilometers an hour with higher gusts, was classified as a Category 2 storm, diminished from when it first slammed into the Bahamas as a most dangerous Category 5 hurricane and stalled over the popular vacation mecca. At the same time, however, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm is growing larger.

Forecasters continued to describe Dorian as "extremely dangerous" as it moved northwestward toward the Florida coast at 4 kilometers an hour. Forecasters predicted Dorian would advance "slightly faster" later Tuesday before turning northward along the country's eastern seaboard by Wednesday night.


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THAT's my good friend and colleague Tim Aylen and his family.... Thank God they are ok!!!

Author — Lindsay Knowles

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Bless your hearts for taking the dogs with you. I hope you are all okay.

Author — Summer Snow

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Take care people :( I'm really worry about You :( Greetings from Polen

Author — Waco Meister

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I agree with someone here that every home should have Life jackets in The Bahamas from now on. It would keep them from sinking if they begin to get tired.

Author — papa pie

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When she looks back at the house right after she hands the dog to the guy I started to cry.

Author — Meeko Roti

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No one lost a dog he picked up the dog from her.
read the description if your confused about the rest.

Author — Because it's current year

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thank God you and your dogs got out alive!

Author — Cameron

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God bless you for making sure your dogs were ok.

Author — t mac

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It's always the same, it's when you start to become really afraid of death that you learn to appreciate life.

Author — Niccolo Machiavelli

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The Major Cruze Lines That make frequent stops to the Bahamas need to pony up with 20 to 30 Cruze Line ships 🛳 to house people that are left homeless by this storms wrath.

Then any effort to rebuild dwellings shoul only be done out of 💯 percent Concrete and no living space in those dwellings should be no lower than 20 feet above high tide sea level.
If need be the first floor of any structure should be parking space only.

Learn from tragedy, don’t repeat it like dummies. All coastal building codes should be this stringent.

These storms case billions of metric tons of pure garbage and chemicals washing into oceans.

Author — Petere Poet

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The look on that ladies face says it all.

Author — Rosemarie Plant

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God bless them for caring about their pets in such a difficult situation.

Author — Brooke Young

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We must clean out our closets. The beautiful people of the majestic islands affected will need everything we take for granted. Beyond the immediate need for food and water, they're going to need clothes, shoes, sheets, blankets, pillows, tents, tarps, buckets to collect rain water, hygiene products, and all of the items we take for granted every day. Most Islanders are working poor in the tourism and service industry. Meaning they need more help than others who have savings to get them through until the islands are open for business again. Those who fish, no longer have a motor or equipment. That's if their boat wasn't washed away. Those who drive minibus/van tour, no longer have a functioning minibus/van. Those who do have a functional minibus, have no customers. Those working in resorts may not have any work. If they are working to help clean the resorts, they're not getting any tips to help supplement their low wages, etc, etc, etc...

They'll need help beyond the first few weeks. Some will flee to other islands to seek work. However, few will find work because there are thousands more doing the same.

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To recap, do NOT give credit card, debit card, or bank account information to anyone calling and asking for donations.

Cheers!

Author — Cameron Hollis

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I will pray for you I hope that you are ok and the flood goes away I feel bad for the dogs and you god bless you and your dog 🐶 I hope you find shelter

Author — Camyla Cisneros

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This is so heartbreaking to see anyone go through this 😟Sending 🙏from Palm beach county, Florida to everyone affected by this hurricane

Author — Teria B.

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God bless you 🙏 my heart and soul goes out to all affected by this hellacious storm 😢

Author — Gerald DiAngelo

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Yes girl, hold on to your pups, hold on, don't let go, , get to safety
God bless u all, have mercy lord.

Author — Dd Nn

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Bahamas Residents Chest - Deet- Deep in Hurricane Dorian Flood Waters ( Greetings from polen

Author — Arthur Giorgo

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She looks like she just escaped from Little St. James Island.

Author — Unfree Speech

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Our prayers are with you. Thank you for rescuing these folks and their beautiful pups!

Author — Lu Treks