Hurricane Dorian Wreckage In Bahamas Draws Relief Pledge From Disney

James Marshall
September 5, 2019

"I am grateful that we weren't hit but the severity of the damage in Abaco and Freeport [the most damaged parts of the Bahamas] just breaks my heart", said Diane Alexander, a 57-year-old retired teacher who has cousins in Nassau.

Floridians showed up in droves on Tuesday to give cans of food, bottles of water and boxes of diapers to members of two historically black churches, whose volunteers were sorting them before they were to be flown to the devastated islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Self-help guru Marianne Williamson has deleted a tweet insisting its "not a wacky idea" that a collected power of will could stop Hurricane Dorian before it continues its devastating path.

With winds at 185 miles per hour, Dorian ties with Gilbert (1988), Wilma (2005) and the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record based on maximum sustained winds. Graham says that by early Thursday morning Dorian will be "right off the Georgia [and] SC coast".

A woman was rescued with the help of U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being stranded by the hurricane in the Bahamas on Tuesday. "We stand with the Bahamian people, and especially those in Abaco and Grand Bahama, as they recover from the worst storm to ever make landfall in The Bahamas". (Terran Knowles/Our News Bahamas via Reuters) Chef José Andrés is interviewed by ABC News' Stephanie Wash before he leaves for his first mission to deliver food to stranded Bahamians who survived Hurricane Dorian.

Meanwhile, rescue crews and emergency workers in the Bahamas have begun to search for possible survivors of the deadly storm. (Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR) Damage in the Abaco Islands. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has described the hurricane as a "historic tragedy" for the northern Bahamas that has damaged or destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure.

Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer explains the Waffle House index used by FEMA to track hurricane damages and his restaurants efforts to feed people despite impending storms.

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