A helicopter captures, in graphic detail, the devastation left in the Bahamas.
Aerial video shows total destruction of Bahamas island after Dorian
This four-minute-long video, shot from a helicopter over the Bahamas on Tuesday, captured the carnage left behind by Hurricane Dorian.
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Roof-less homes, fallen walls, toppled trees, flooded streets, front yards filled with water and debris and cars strewn about will greet evacuated homeowners upon their return to neighborhoods.
A photo from a next-generation satellite, bottom, gave a first look at heavy flooding across the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian.
It won’t be business as usual for a long time to come, as the video shows flipped container ports and trucks discarded like children’s toys. Major buildings have been reduced to mere concrete and rebar in what had been busy commercial districts, the video showed.
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told reporters on Tuesday night that he had toured Abaco Island and that the airport was underwater, with the runway completely flooded.
“The area around the airport now looks like a lake,” said Minnis, who added: “We are in the midst of the greatest national crisis in our country’s history.
Two more people died at hospitals, he said, raising the confirmed death toll to seven.