September 2019

2,500 People Still Missing in Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

According to officials in the Bahamas, the current death toll after Dorian ripped through the islands is 50. That number is expected to rise as an estimated 2,500 people are still listed as missing. Carl Smith of the Bahamas' National Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to continue submitting the names of missing persons. As we are able to cross-reference our data sets, we will be able to inform family members and reunite survivors with loved ones, Carl Smith, Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, via CNN. According to Daniel Gajewski, who was deployed to assist by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a "first sweep" has been carried out. The teams will continue to check the area for anyone in need of rescue, food and water. . They will also assess sanitation needs. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is working with the government to set up temporary housing for those whose homes were destroyed by the Category 5 hurricane.