Aerial footage reveals the landscape devastated by Hurricane Dorian after the storm wreaked havoc in the Bahamas.
The storm battered the Bahamas for more than a day and a half with winds up to 185 mph, leaving behind flooded neighborhoods, thousands of damaged homes and a ravaged coastline.
“It’s total devastation. It’s decimated. Apocalyptic,” said Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a hurricane relief group. “It’s not rebuilding something that was there; we have to start again.”
The Red Cross said Tuesday that the storm wiped out or severely damaged about 45% of the homes on the Grand Bahama and Abaco.
But the full extent of the damage to the island destination has yet to be assessed as rescue crews have yet to reach some of the more devastated areas.
“Right now there are just a lot of unknowns,” Parliament member Iram Lewis said.
At least seven people have died as a result of the storm and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said.
“We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said.
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