Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hurricane Dorian recovery underway, top Bahamian official talks with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS

Deputy director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Ellison Tommy Thompson.

The beat of the Bahamas goes on in the capital city of Nassau, left virtually untouched by Hurricane Dorian.

Tourists arrive, thousands at a time on cruise ships, and flock to the shops on busy Bay Street. And it's all in stark contrast to the devastation of Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands to the north.

"We really took a blow," said Peter, a native from the area.

Peter said he has lost contact with relatives on the storm-ravaged islands and is left wondering if they're dead or alive.

"We need all the help we can get," he added.

Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson is deputy director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. He says recovery efforts are underway, relief supplies are arriving and they're slowly transporting people from the devastated areas to shelters in the capital city and elsewhere.  Read more >>