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Hurricane Dorian Death Toll Rises to 50 in Bahamas

Officials have warned that the number of deaths is likely to rise as security forces and other teams search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas

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    Bahamians Work Tirelessly to Help Victims of Dorian

    Volunteers in the Bahamas worked all day to transport supplies for victims of Hurricane Dorian. NBC 6 anchor Carlos Suarez reports from Nassau.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    The government in the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 50.

    Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the toll Monday to NBC News.

    Officials have warned that the number of deaths is likely to rise as security forces and other teams search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas.

    The government also announced a National Emergency Management Agency telephone hotline (242-322-6731) where Bahamians can call to report family members who have been unaccounted for since the storm.

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    After some confusion over what Bahamians need in order to travel to the U.S., Customs and Border Protection released a statement with the requirements and exceptions needed to make it to the U.S. NBC 6's Dan Grossman reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    At least three abandoned bodies in the devastated neighborhood called "The Mudd" in Marsh Harbour remained exposed to the elements on Sunday, a week after Dorian tore through the Abacos, laying waste to much of the islands.

    Genoise Arnold, a self-employed labourer and neighbour of the three who died in the storm said nobody had come to remove the deceased.

    Arnold said a neighbour clinging to a tree during the height of the storm, succumbed to flood waters when the storm surge crested through the low-lying neighbourhood.

    Death Toll Rises in Bahamas

    [MI] Death Toll Rises in Bahamas

    Relief efforts continue in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian as the death toll rises. NBC 6 anchor Carlos Suarez reports from Nassau.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    Others were caught under their homes when winds turned the structures into splinters, leaving the cowering residents exposed to the elements and ultimately ending with their deaths.

    The huge debris piles left by the storm are a challenging landscape for search and recovery teams, who cannot use bulldozers or other heavy equipment to search for the dead.

    That makes recovery and identification a slow process for the forensic teams searching through the rubble.

    Relief Efforts Continue in the Bahamas After Dorian

    [MI] Relief Efforts Continue in the Bahamas After Dorian

    Relief efforts continue in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. NBC 6's Carlos Suarez reports from Nassau.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    Dorian struck a week ago as a Category 5 hurricane with 185 mph winds, and then hovered just offshore for more than a day and a half, obliterating thousands of homes.

    Meanwhile, more than 900 members of the Bahamian police and military are on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands to help with hurricane relief, officials said.

    The government also says 120 Jamaican security personnel arrived in the Bahamas on Saturday evening and 100 troops from Trinidad and Tobago were arriving Sunday as part of the aid effort in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

    Recovery Efforts Continue in Bahamas

    [MI] Recovery Efforts Continue in Bahamas

    While Hurricane Dorian is lashing Canada, recovery efforts are still underway in the Bahamas. NBC 6 anchor Carlos Suarez reports.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019)

    The Bahamas says "large numbers of security forces" from Britain and the United States are already involved in search, rescue and recovery operations.

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