Dorian Leaves Its Mark

Hannah Mas, Staff Writer

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Almost a week after Hurricane Dorian struck, the Bahamas is still trying to recover from its aftermath. 

The category 5 storm formed on August 24, 2019, and made landfall in the Bahamas on Sep. 1 in the Abaco Islands. The storm

 left people, homes, and businesses devastated. According to CNN, the hurricane caused at least 45 deaths, hundreds of people missing and left 700,000 people homeless. One man even saw his wife drown.

Crab fisherman Howard Armstrong said, “My poor little wife got hypothermia and she was standing on top of the cabinets until they disintegrated, I kept with her and she just drowned on me.”

 The winds wen

t up to 183 miles per hour and the storm surge reached 30 feet. Thousands of houses and businesses were left underwater, power lines are down, and rubble sits in places where structures used to stand. Additionally, the airport is in no functional condition. Dorian caused terminals to be ripped open and be underwater, there was shrapnel all around the inside of the domestic terminal, the runway had debris all over it, and a plane win

g pierced a wall. 

The Miami Herald says that in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, the government is helping civilians by opening shelters and providing food and water to the victims. On the contrary, in Abaco, a group of islands in the Bahamas, the government was not doing anything to help out. The United States government has already donated $2.8 million to assist, the U.S coast guard is helping evacuate the wounded as well as elderly, and the U.S Customs and Border Protection has already processed thousands of people into the country. People all around are donating items such as water, diapers, clothes, and more. Most places have boxes to place the items in and there is probably somewhere near for everyone to be able to help out the country in need.