"The objective of this campaign is to come together as a community for those suffuring from the historic tragedy that the community of the Grand Bahama Island has suffered from over the past two days" - By Gabriela Guerrero, Campaign Organizer, for American Red Cross.
Hurricane Dorian’s stall over the Bahamas has led to “unprecedented devastation” according to the country's prime minister, the destruction of more than 13,000 homes, according to the Red Cross, and at least five confirmed deaths.
On Monday afternoon, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that the death toll had risen to at least five, telling reporters, "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy in parts of the northern Bahamas." Minnis went on to say "the devastation is unprecedented" and added that the images of the aftermath "are heartbreaking." Many fear that the death toll will continue to rise in the coming days.
Reporters from The Bahamas Press described the devastation they witnessed in Abaco: "The place is a disaster, no business is operable and bodies are floating around Big Cay. The concern is nobody knows how many people died, and they feel when the water subsides some bodies will be washed out to sea." - By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer