Sep
04
What’s Next For The Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian | NBC News Now


HISTORY. AND NOW YOU KNOW. AND NOW YOU KNOW.>>>AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE ARE>>>AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN DEAD AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN PUMMELED THE BAHAMAS WITH PUMMELED THE BAHAMAS WITH SUSTAINED 185 MILE PER HOUR SUSTAINED 185 MILE PER HOUR WINDS AND STORM SURGE UP TO 18 WINDS AND STORM SURGE UP TO 18 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS. FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS. THE PRIME MINISTER CALLED THE THE PRIME MINISTER CALLED THE DEVASTATION A, QUOTE, HISTORIC DEVASTATION A, QUOTE, HISTORIC TRAGEDY. TRAGEDY. MORGAN CHESS SKI IS ON THE MORGAN CHESS SKI IS ON THE GROUND TRACKING THE AFTERMATH. GROUND TRACKING THE AFTERMATH.>>Reporter: WE ARE THEY AIRPORT>>Reporter: WE ARE THEY AIRPORT IN NASSAU WHICH HAS BECOME IN NASSAU WHICH HAS BECOME GROUND ZERO FOR THE SEARCH AND GROUND ZERO FOR THE SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS. RESCUE EFFORTS. NEARBY ABACO ISLAND WHICH WAS NEARBY ABACO ISLAND WHICH WAS DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE DORIAN, DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE DORIAN, WE KNOW FOUR COAST GUARD WE KNOW FOUR COAST GUARD CHOPPERS ARE WORKING NEARLY CHOPPERS ARE WORKING NEARLY NONSTOP GOING TO THAT ISLAND, NONSTOP GOING TO THAT ISLAND, PICKING UP THE INJURED OR PEOPLE PICKING UP THE INJURED OR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE RESCUED, BRINGING WHO NEED TO BE RESCUED, BRINGING THEM HERE TO NASSAU WHERE THEY THEM HERE TO NASSAU WHERE THEY ARE THEN TAKEN TO NEARBY ARE THEN TAKEN TO NEARBY HOSPITALS TO GET DESPERATELY HOSPITALS TO GET DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL CARE. NEEDED MEDICAL CARE. WE DO KNOW THE PRIME MINISTER WE DO KNOW THE PRIME MINISTER PLANNED TO FLY OVER ABACO ISLAND PLANNED TO FLY OVER ABACO ISLAND TODAY TO WITNESS THE DEVASTATION TODAY TO WITNESS THE DEVASTATION FIRSTHAND AND TO BEGIN THAT PLAN FIRSTHAND AND TO BEGIN THAT PLAN OF HOW TO GO ABOUT RECOVERING OF HOW TO GO ABOUT RECOVERING FROM SUCH A POWERFUL STORM. FROM SUCH A POWERFUL STORM. I SPOKE TO A WORKER WHO I SPOKE TO A WORKER WHO WITNESSED THE DEVASTATION WITNESSED THE DEVASTATION FIRSTHAND IN A FLYOVER TODAY, FIRSTHAND IN A FLYOVER TODAY, THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO TOUCHDOWN THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO TOUCHDOWN DUE TO BAD WEATHER IN THAT AREA DUE TO BAD WEATHER IN THAT AREA BUT SAYS ABOUT 80 TO 90 PERCENT BUT SAYS ABOUT 80 TO 90 PERCENT OF BUILDINGS ON ABACO ISLAND ARE OF BUILDINGS ON ABACO ISLAND ARE LEVELED. LEVELED. HE COULD WITNESS THE STORM SURGE HE COULD WITNESS THE STORM SURGE POWER AS A LOT OF AREAS ARE POWER AS A LOT OF AREAS ARE FLOODED ON THAT ISLAND AND IN FLOODED ON THAT ISLAND AND IN NEIGHBORING GRAND BAHAMA. NEIGHBORING GRAND BAHAMA. NEARLY 50,000 PEOPLE ARE COMING NEARLY 50,000 PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT OF THEIR HOMES TODAY IF THEY OUT OF THEIR HOMES TODAY IF THEY CAN TO WITNESS THE DAMAGE LEFT CAN TO WITNESS THE DAMAGE LEFT BEHIND BY DORIAN. BEHIND BY DORIAN. IT’S STILL RAINING THERE AS IT’S STILL RAINING THERE AS DORIAN CONTINUES TO CHURN AWAY DORIAN CONTINUES TO CHURN AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS AT A SNAIL’S FROM THE BAHAMAS AT A SNAIL’S PACE.