We know what crazy weather can be like living here in the mid west. Tornadoes, blizzards, polar vortex, hail, torrential rain, wind (Windy City), but image having 180 mph winds combined with non stop rain oh yeah and the lake or near by river rising up at the blink of an eye to come washing into your home. Sounds like fun, right!! Unless you’ve actually experienced a hurricane ( I haven’t) this stuff seems like the things nightmares are made of and hurricane Dorian is about the baddest of the bad. In the Bahamas, people are desperately trying to escape Great Abaco Island, days after Hurricane Dorian demolished homes and obliterated infrastructure there. Faced with no running water, no electricity and with food stores running out, residents say there’s nothing left for them. “You just can’t stay here,”!! At least 30 people are confirmed dead, but that number is expected to rise as rescue and recovery efforts continue on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, two of the hardest hit areas. Before-and-after satellite imagery shows just how staggering the devastation is across the Bahamas. Those photos show homes reduced to wooden piles of rubble and entire neighborhoods drowning in floodwaters. “There’s a lot of contamination in the water,” Etienne-Cole says. “A lot of dead bodies and sewage, and the electrical company is wiped out. The banks are gone.This is an unprecedented event and the folks of the Bahamas need all the help they can get.
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