Hurricane Dorian hits Florida, ruins parts of Bahamas


Hurricane Dorian smashed parts of the tourism-dependent Bahamas to ruins, leaving relief officials scrambling on Tuesday to battle an unfolding humanitarian crisis as the scale of the catastrophe begins to emerge.

Aerial video of the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island revealed mile upon mile of flooded neighbourhoods, pulverized buildings, upturned boats and shipping containers scattered like Lego toys.

Many buildings had walls or roofs partly ripped off.

While Dorian’s winds had diminished to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale, the hurricane expanded in size and picked up speed.


Zainab Sa’id