Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian, Missing People, Carl Smith

Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas

12.9.2019

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas : Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian , the Bahamian National Emergency Management ...

NEMA spokesman Carl Smith told reporters that some of the missing people may eventually be located.

"At this point, there are approximately 2,500 individuals registered on the Bahamian government register (of missing people)," Smith said.

At least 50 people died in the hurricane, which slammed into the northern Bahamas as a Category 5 storm, and officials have said they expect the number to rise significantly.

"We're not going to speculate on what the final numbers will be," Smith said."We understand that people are concerned and so are we."

Smith also said that permission was being given to resume commercial flights to Abaco on a"limited basis" but priority would be given to relief and evacuation flights.

An official with Bahamas Power and Light Ltd said electricity to the south of Abaco could be restored in about three weeks but it may be a few months before the rest of the island gets power.

Read more: CNA

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