Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

Eli Bernstein

As the death toll rises, and more and more damage occur we can only hope the hurricane ends soon.  Due to the prolonged and intense storm conditions, including heavy rainfall, high winds, and storm surge, damage in the Bahamas was catastrophic, with thousands of homes destroyed and at least 43 deaths recorded. Property damages were estimated at $7 billion for the Bahamas. The longer Dorian has existed, the faster and worst it has gotten. As of now the storm is heading east and north.

The Bahamas have been completely wiped out, when the storm began it was labeled as a category 4 hurricane. It lowered after the first few days to category 2, but it was relabeled as a 4 again. There are numerous pictures of second story levels of houses being flooded, the damage is unfathomable, entire cities and homes being destroyed. It will take a very long time for this country to get back on their feet. They will be starting from the ground up.

I understand that almost all of us can’t fly out to the Bahamas and help, but we need to help anyway we can. Whether it’s donating canned goods or money, at this point anything would help. This country is gone. They have been broken down, and their homes are gone. They have to start over from the beginning, and that will be a major struggle and we need to help.