Understanding the Full Scope of Destruction in Bahamas
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FEATURING SUSAN ROMANSKI – A week after the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Atlantic made landfall on the Bahamas, the bodies of victims are still emerging from the wreckage. The scale of devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian is unprecedented as the storm battered the Caribbean island nation for two whole days uprooting trees, obliterating structures and flooding the coast. Observers described the storm’s aftermath as visually similar to the result of a nuclear war.
Anger and impatience is now building up as aid is slow to reach many parts of the islands. There has been a collaborative international aid effort as well as a number of private aid organizations pouring supplies into the Bahamas. But so far they are struggling to meet the needs of survivors.
Susan Romanski, Senior Director for Capacity Building and Global Engagement at Mercy Corps.