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Bahamas: Locals cry out for help after Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc

Bahamas, Freeport
September 08, 2019 at 04:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Locals at a shelter in Freeport, Grand Bahama cried out to the international community for help after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, leaving at least 43 people killed, footage from Saturday shows.

Speaking outside the shelter, Nurse Alma Russel cried out for help, saying "please help us. We really need help. Especially Grand Bahama and Abaco, we really need help."

"We need shelter, we need food, we need our medications. We have a lot of persons here who don't have anything, they don't have a cot to sleep on. In fact they don't know where they are going to rest their head tonight," she added.

The Bahamas were the severely hit by the giant storm that killed at least 43 people, a figure local officials expect to rise significantly as more bodies and missing people are discovered. Dorian has in the meantime moved its way up the east coast of North America, striking the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Saturday, though it was since downgraded to a post-tropical storm since it lost a clearly defined eye.

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Locals at a shelter in Freeport, Grand Bahama cried out to the international community for help after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, leaving at least 43 people killed, footage from Saturday shows.

Speaking outside the shelter, Nurse Alma Russel cried out for help, saying "please help us. We really need help. Especially Grand Bahama and Abaco, we really need help."

"We need shelter, we need food, we need our medications. We have a lot of persons here who don't have anything, they don't have a cot to sleep on. In fact they don't know where they are going to rest their head tonight," she added.

The Bahamas were the severely hit by the giant storm that killed at least 43 people, a figure local officials expect to rise significantly as more bodies and missing people are discovered. Dorian has in the meantime moved its way up the east coast of North America, striking the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Saturday, though it was since downgraded to a post-tropical storm since it lost a clearly defined eye.

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