'One day at a time': Bahamians displaced by Dorian seek solace in South Florida

'We don't know how we're going to go home. Are we going to get back?' Bahamians displaced by Dorian seek solace, community in South Florida.

12.9.2019

'We don't know how we're going to go home. Are we going to get back?' Bahamians displaced by Dorian seek solace, community in South Florida.

As Bahamians displaced by Dorian have come to South Florida, the community there has come together in fear for loved ones, a passion to rebuild and prayer.

Last week, the Burtons were among some 1,400 Bahamians who boarded the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration ship in Freeport, bound for West Palm Beach.

Hannah said there was confusion at the port and miscommunication as people tried to figure out if they could leave on the ship.

“There were so many people, when someone tried to announce any type of news you wouldn’t be able to hear it,” she said.

Once aboard, they were fed and everyone was given a cabin and amenities, they said.

“Can you imagine? Everything is down. Nobody’s really in office at that point so people were getting frantic,” Burton said.

displaced by the hurricane, an official told NBC News on Wednesday. The status would have allowed Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until it is deemed safe to return home. The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in the U.S. from 10 countries, including the victims of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake.

The Rev. Nathaniel Robinson, the pastor at another Coconut Grove church assisting relief efforts, said he believed “our country needs to open up our doors” to those displaced by the hurricane.

“We need to provide aid and care,” he said from Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. “If you lose everything, how can you prove anything? You don’t have the paperwork, you don’t have visas.”

Edgecombe said he has since heard that his sister is safe and is hopeful he will hear from her again soon.

Gibson had tears in her eyes as she discussed the deaths on the island and how some people may never get to properly bury their loved ones.

Read more: NBC News

Cc FrancesRobles Welcome. maggieNYT No comment Hurricane Dorian killed four members of Cleora Patricia Burton’s family in the Bahamian city of Freeport, damaged her home and left her and her two children with no water, electricity or sense of security. (2/7) Help the Bahamas folks!! That means YOU! Not relying on the government...YOU!

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Dramatic video from inside Bahamas house shows Hurricane Dorian ripping it apartJohn Slack, a retired photographer, was visiting a friend on Treasure Cay in the Bahamas when he captured dramatic video of Hurricane Dorian pounding the property. Can you ask him if we’re related? I kep saying it, The storms will become more severe, stronger, and last longer. This is climate change. Denial won't help you when it hits your area. ohmy

Oil Spilled in the Bahamas During Hurricane Dorian Spread NorthOil spilled in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian has spread along the coast and may have gotten as far as 50 miles out to sea, the Norwegian oil company Equinor said on Wednesday Then the little sea creatures eat the oil. Same as the Gulf of Mexico. June box Your newspaper is a total joke

Trump Says Those Fleeing Bahamas After Dorian Could Be 'Very Bad People'Trump told reporters those fleeing Bahamas include 'some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very very bad drug dealers.' Somehow, I feel a lot better about taking in hurricane victims from the Bahamas than having to wait another year to get the Very Worst People out of the WH. Because some of them might be bad, they should all suffer. Is that how we roll now?

NOAA chief defends Alabama office after Trump Dorian tweetThe head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defen... They should and stand up to the big kid bragging all week long . Let's move on folks

The spirit of the Bahamian people shines in the face of DorianSam Teicher and Joe Oliver write that their Bahamian community is now facing dwindling food, water, and building materials, and many people still are cut off from contacting the outside world. Yet in the midst of this destruction, people are coming together in extraordinary ways. Opinion There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6 Community of faith let's remember our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering and need refuge. Opinion Jesus, is Chelsea getting married again?

Michael Jordan Donating $1 Million to Bahamas Hurricane Dorian ReliefMichael Jordan Donating $1 Million to Bahamas Hurricane Relief He must have lost a bet 🐐🐐🐐 That's it

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