DEATH TOLL COULD REACH THOUSANDS
An unlikely flotilla of military landing craft, private yachts and even a cruise ship came to the aid of Hurricane Dorian-battered Bahamas as relief efforts ramped up there Saturday after the monster storm. Dorian ravaged Abaco and Grand Bahamas islands when it stalled over the Caribbean islands as a Category 5 storm for two days.
The death toll remained at 43 on Saturday, but was expected to rise
dramatically, officials said, possibly into the thousands. Survivors who have made their way out of the flooding and rubble on the two islands have described wading past bodies floating in the water as they escaped.
“We have been through this before, but not at this level of devastation,” said Marvin Dames, the Bahamas security minister.
The hurricane, currently a category 2, continues moving north along the U.S. east coast.