Thursday, September 5, 2019

How to Help Hurricane Dorian Survivors in the Bahamas

Volunteers rescuing several families from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday.CreditCreditRamon Espinosa/Associated Press

By Elisabeth Malkin

Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday and stalled over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island for two days. The destructive winds, torrential rains and relentless flooding has likely destroyed more than 10,000 homes and wiped out much of the infrastructure, especially in the Abacos.

Aid experts say there will be immediate emergency needs before the long, arduous task of rebuilding begins.

Several organizations are working in the Bahamas: