As Hurricane Dorian slowly drifted away from the Bahamas yesterday (Sept. 3) emergency responders got a view of the scale of destruction to the islands. So far, there have been seven reported fatalities, but officials believe that number will rise.
“It’s total devastation. It’s decimated. Apocalyptic,” aid worker Lia Head-Rigby told the AP. The New York Times reported that 60% of Grand Bahama island was flooded. The Red Cross is reporting that around13,000 homes have sustained severe damage or have been completely destroyed.
Images captured during flyovers capture the damage brought by Dorian, which arrived as a Category-5 storm.