The Central News Agency, Bahama Manso reported on the 11th, the Bahamian authorities said today that after more than a week of Hurricane Dorian’s invasion of the Caribbean Islands, about 2,500 people are still missing, but this figure may include evacuation personnel who fled to shelters. .
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hubert Minnis, told the nation on television that 50 people were killed by Hurricane Dorian, but considering the large number of missing persons, the death toll may increase.
Minnes said: “The number of deaths will obviously increase,” adding that the government will maintain information transparency and will provide “instant information on lost lives.”
Officials at the Emergency Management Center said in another press conference that the list of missing persons has not yet been compared with the evacuated person or thousands of people who remain in the shelter.
Clara Bain, a 38-year-old guide, said: “My friend is missing. Some of my cousins have disappeared. A total of five people are currently missing. They live in Marsh Harbour.” It is also mentioned that officials estimate that 90% of Abaco’s homes and buildings are damaged or destroyed.
She said: “Everyone on the island is missing, which is extremely destructive.”
According to officials of the Emergency Management Center, more than 5,000 people were evacuated to New Providence, the site of the capital Nassau, during the worst hurricane in the history of the Bahamas. Since then, the number of people requesting resettlement has been significantly reduced.
According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Center, approximately 15,000 people still need shelter or food.