Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian destruction set to cost Bahamas 'up to billions'

Deputy PM sets out scale of damage as death toll rises and images show whole areas razed.

US Coast Guard aerial photograph shows damaged structures in the Bahamas on Tuesday after Hurricane Dorian moved north. Photograph: PO2 Adam Stantan/US Coast Guard

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas could cost “hundreds of millions, if not billions” of dollars to repair, according to the deputy prime minister, as aerial images showed whole neighbourhoods destroyed.

With the death toll climbing to seven and scores more still missing, helicopters operated by the US Coast Guard among others were delivering emergency supplies to residents on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, the two worst hit locations in the Caribbean nation’s north.  Read more >>