Devastation in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Fernando Llano     People wait in Marsh Harbour Port in Abaco to be evacuated to Nassau The Bahamas

Fernando Llano People wait in Marsh Harbour Port in Abaco to be evacuated to Nassau The Bahamas

The strong Category 5 storm reached the Abacos on September 1 and stalled for two days as it slowly crossed Grand Bahama.

About 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, raising concerns the death toll may significantly rise beyond the 50 reported so far.

Donations will support the recovery of the national parks and its park rangers affected by Hurricane Dorian, as well as long term natural solutions to hurricanes, such as restoration of mangroves and coral reefs.

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On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the former Chicago Bulls' player, announced that Jordan is seeking out legit non-profits that will put the money to good use to help restore the Caribbean islands.

But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters.

The number is likely to fall as the cross-checking is carried out.

Hicks said the island where he lives, New Providence, which is coterminous with the capital city of Nassau, escaped major damage. About 5,000 have been evacuated from the hardest-hit islands, which include Abaco, and another 6,000 to 7,000 remain there, according to a report shared by the UN World Food Program on Wednesday.

The Gainesville Fire Rescue search and rescue team is working closely with local police and emergency management authorities on Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

On Monday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued guidance saying Bahamians arriving to the United States by sea needed a visa. Only the 1935 Labor Day hurricane could match that for wind speed at landfall.

"My friends are missing, a few of my cousins are missing over there, five in total, they lived in Marsh Harbour", said Clara Bain, a 38-year-old tour guide, referring to the Abaco town where officials estimate that 90% of homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed by the storm.

Officials in the Bahamas are hoping that aid and unity will help the thousands who have been left without a home.

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