‘Total Devastation’: Hurricane Slams Parts of the Bahamas

Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least seven deaths were reported, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown.

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Dorian Stalls Over Bahamas, Wreaking Catastrophic Damage

Hurricane Dorian remained stationary early Tuesday, its relentless winds causing catastrophic damage in the northwest Bahamas, flooding the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama with walls of water reaching the second floors of buildings, trapping people in attics and drowning the Grand Bahama airport under 6 feet of water.

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Dorian Swamps Bahamas; Evacuations Ordered on US East Coast

Mandatory evacuations were ordered on Florida’s northeast coast Monday as Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.

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‘Worst Ever Seen’: European Leaders View Devastated Islands

France’s president and the Dutch king visited Caribbean territories on Tuesday that have been hammered by Hurricane Irma, trying to quell accusations by residents that European governments were unprepared, slow to react and sometimes even racist in their responses to the devastation.

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Hurricane Irma, as Seen From the International Space Station

Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, slammed into the Caribbean packing sustained winds of 185 mph and is now taking aim at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. This photo, taken from the International Space Station on Tuesday, shows the size of the storm and its exceptionally well-defined eye.

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