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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.

W/S Drone footage showing destruction *NO SOUND AT SOURCE*

W/S Truck driving past

W/S Inside of shelter

M/S Man laying down inside shelter

W/S People walking inside shelter

W/S People crying *UPSOUND* "I'm just overwhelmed, I'm just tired, just, I don't know how much more I can take."

"Everything is gone, we have nothing. We have nothing."

SOT, Alma Russell, Nurse: "And I have a sister living in Abaco, her name is Melinda Reckley, I haven't heard anything from her or her family and I am praying to god that they all are well."

W/S Man in uniform outside shelter

SOT, Reporter: "What would you like the people outside of the Bahamas in the rest of the world to know about it?"

SOT, Alma Russell, Nurse: "Well, we need help. We really need help. Please help us. We really need help. Especially Grand Bahama and Abaco, we really need help. Please help."

SOT, Reporter: "When you say help you mean, shelter, you mean-"

SOT, Alma Russell, Nurse: "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."

W/S Shelter

W/S Damaged house

M/S Debris

M/S Debris

W/S Damaged house

C/U Damaged house

W/S Boat on land

W/S Fallen wires

W/S Helicopter flying by

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