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After surviving Hurricane Dorian, a preschooler came home to hugs

12 September 2019

"At one point, in my house, it felt like Bigfoot was on the roof, trying to break in through the roof", said Charles, as he described the bone-chilling moment when Hurrican Dorian's fury was felt on the tiny island.

"They're having to teach geography at this point to people", says Rich Harrill, director of the International Tourism Research Institute at the University of SC.

"As the need arise, we will open other shelters", Carl Smith, spokesman for the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency told reporters on Tuesday.

Emergency management officials told a separate news conference that the list of missing had not yet been checked against records of evacuees or the thousands of people staying in shelters.

"We made an offer today, and it should be going out in the next couple of days", President Ozzy Samad said.

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Across Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, airports and seaports are increasingly becoming operational, allowing humanitarian assistance to be delivered.

The official death toll still stands at 50, with 42 of those deaths on Abaco and eight on Grand Bahama, but Minnis said the number of deaths is expected to "significantly increase". "I didn't", Janice said.

"Some individuals who have been evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama have not yet registered with social services", Smith said.

While the category 5 storm made landfall on Great Abaco Island, decimating that northern island as well as Grand Bahama, numerous more southern islands remain intact and welcome tourism dollars.

A survivor of Hurricane Dorian has revealed how scared he was when it battered his home.

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The Burnaby firefighters search and rescue team has located a missing Canadian in the area of the Bahamas worst hit by Hurricane Dorian last week. The island of Abaco was largely devastated and about 70,000 people have been left homeless across the archipelago.

Tamika Cornish, the boy's aunt, said, "We saw the young gentleman that came through with those bags and donated to everybody".

Cartwright said people are without basic necessities of food, shelter and clean water.

Until recently, USA government guidelines said many Bahamians could travel to the United States without a visa by sea or air if they had a passport and evidence of a clean police record.

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After surviving Hurricane Dorian, a preschooler came home to hugs