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12 сентября, 05:00

'It's all gone': how Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas - podcast

Oliver Laughland tells Rachel Humphrys about the destruction he witnessed in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Also today: Chris Hanretty on the Scottish court’s ruling that the British government’s suspension of parliament was unlawfulThe full extent of the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian is still unfolding. The official death toll has risen to at least 50 and tens of thousands of people remain homeless. The category 5 storm, one of the most powerful to hit the Caribbean on record, brought gusts of more than 200mph and a storm surge of close to 24ft. The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland tells Rachel Humphreys about the scenes of utter devastation and the residents of Grand Bahama he met who are still attempting to locate loved ones and assess the damage to their property. Continue reading...

10 сентября, 14:01

The plight of Hurricane Dorian evacuees offers a frightening vision of 'climate apartheid' | Arwa Mahdawi

When 119 Bahamian evacuees were thrown off a ferry to Florida, was it an admin error or linked to President Trump’s comments about hurricane survivors?This week started out like most weeks for Donald Trump: a Monday morning spent sending a flurry of unhinged tweets then a quick break to indulge in some offline racism. Addressing reporters on the White House lawn before heading to a campaign rally, Trump said he was keeping a close eye on the situation in the Bahamas. Particularly since the people fleeing the grim aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and trying to come to America might be dangerous drug dealers. Presumably because they are black.“The Bahamas had some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren’t supposed to be there,” Trump said. “I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug dealers.” Continue reading...

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10 сентября, 13:45

'Trees snapped like toothpicks': how Dorian laid waste to Marsh Harbour

Clean-up appears near impossible in town that has been smashed to pieces by the hurricaneVeneta Collins remembers clinging to her children for dear life as Hurricane Dorian pulverised the Bahamas. “I was scared for my two girls,” she says of Occalia, 14, and Katalia, aged two. “Katalia kept crying all the time. She was peeing herself and saying, ‘I’m scared, mommy, I’m scared.’ Occalia wanted to cry but didn’t know how.” Related: The town turned to rubble by Hurricane Dorian – in pictures Continue reading...

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09 сентября, 20:29

Hundreds of Bahamian evacuees ordered off boat due to lack of US visas

Crew said people without visas must disembark ferry to Florida because of CBP’s ‘last-minute call’ that they would not be admittedMore than a hundred Bahamian citizens desperate to escape the devastation of Hurricane Dorian were ordered off a ferry to Florida, sparking a dispute between US immigration officials and the operator of the vessel. Related: Search for survivors of Hurricane Dorian continues in Bahamas Continue reading...

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09 сентября, 18:30

Search for survivors of Hurricane Dorian continues in Bahamas

Large swaths of Greater Abaco Island were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian, which was the worst disaster in Bahamas historyRescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over flooded roads and piles of debris. Related: How you can help Hurricane Dorian disaster relief Continue reading...

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08 сентября, 20:47

How you can help Hurricane Dorian disaster relief

The UN has said 70,000 have been made homeless in the Bahamas – here’s how to helpThe devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has left dozens of people confirmed dead, and potentially thousands still missing. “We have no food. No water. We’re abandoned here,” a survivor in one of the worst-hit areas of Grand Bahama told the Guardian. Related: Bahamas sends 900 security personnel to hurricane-hit islands Continue reading...

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08 сентября, 20:38

Bahamas sends 900 security personnel to hurricane-hit islands

Government acts to avert profiteering in wake of disasterOfficials still trying to reach areas cut off by floods and debrisThe government of the Bahamas has sent 900 police and military personnel to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian, while taking action to stave off any profiteering by private sector rescue missions amid signs of chaos in some of the aid operations.The destruction caused by the hurricane was still unfolding as a humanitarian and environmental disaster a week after it landed in the northern reaches of the Bahamas as a category 5 tempest. Continue reading...

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07 сентября, 17:55

Hurricane Dorian: thousands may still be missing as death toll hits 43

Rescuers battle to reach devastated communities as cruise ships arrive with supplies and volunteersRescue teams are still struggling to reach some flood-hit Bahamian communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian as top officials said the death toll had risen to 43, while it is feared hundreds, perhaps thousands, remain missing.Government agencies and charities continued to bring desperately needed relief efforts to the Bahamas, including cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers. Continue reading...

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07 сентября, 05:06

The town turned to rubble by Hurricane Dorian – in pictures

Some survived by clinging to tree branches. Others were left searching for loved ones. Now they face the greatest challenge: starting over The town of High Rock on Grand Bahama island, with its secluded, shimmering white sand beaches and stretches of coral reef, has drawn tourists for years.But after two days of Hurricane Dorian’s pounding winds, sometimes reaching 220mph, it has been reduced almost entirely to rubble. Continue reading...

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06 сентября, 22:12

'It's all gone': shattered Bahamas counts cost of Hurricane Dorian's destruction

Lashing rain, 185mph winds – the ferocious storm has left 43 dead and hundreds missing. Oliver Laughland reports from the rubble of Grand BahamaAs Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by Hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through her head: “I will not die like this.” Related: 'I thought no one was coming to rescue us': Abaco Islanders flee Dorian's destruction Continue reading...

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06 сентября, 18:13

Hurricane Dorian: 70,000 in 'immediate need of lifesaving' help in Bahamas – live

Republicans Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis head to BahamasCategory 1 storm makes landfall at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina‘Everything is destroyed’: 30 dead in Bahamas as Dorian 7.58pm BST Florida is threatened by storms each and every year, and Floridians have close ties to the Bahamas. Now, lawmakers are reckoning with the help the people of the Abaco islands will need to recover. #Just flew over #Abaco. It looks like it’s been hit by a bomb not by a storm. As if this morning approximately 3500 housed in shelters in #MarshHarbour. pic.twitter.com/yoadILq9bd 7.39pm BST The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland (@oliverlaughland) is on Grand Bahama Island today talking to survivors of the storm. He has been able to reach a remote part of the island via ship, here’s his latest dispatch: As Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through her head: “I will not die like this”.Her home, in the small town of High Rock on the eastern side of Grand Bahama Island, had already been swept away. Her 24 year-old daughter Natori, was along side her clinging to branches as well. Continue reading...

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06 сентября, 17:34

For the Bahamas, hurricanes like Dorian are now an existential threat | Sloan Smith

No one could have anticipated this ferocity. Climate crisis means our islands need the world’s help to ward off extinctionWe had gone through this countless times. On the eve that Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas, we knew the drill. Board up your home, secure your belongings and stock up on food, water, non-perishable items and the good snacks.Bahamians had faced down the merciless beatings of Hurricane Andrew, Frances, Jeanne, Wilma, Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and more. We thought we knew the score. But no one could anticipate that mother nature could be this angry and cruel. Once the water subsides, the debris is cleared and the bodies are counted, what hope will be left for the Abacos and Grand Bahama? Continue reading...

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06 сентября, 00:23

Craig Conover From ‘Southern Charm’ Says He Is Heartbroken Over the Destruction in the Bahamas (Exclusive)

Craig Conover from 'Southern Charm' found happiness when he discovered the Bahamas. He shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet his gut feeling in the wake of the storm.

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05 сентября, 17:30

'I thought no one was coming to rescue us': Abaco Islanders flee Dorian's destruction

Hurricane Dorian destroyed most property on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, forcing residents to leave everything behindHurricane Dorian: follow live news updatesKathlyn Russell collapsed on the concrete, tears streaming, as she embraced the daughter she feared she would never see again. Related: Hurricane Dorian: 'generational devastation' in Bahamas, says PM Continue reading...

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05 сентября, 17:20

Hurricane Dorian drenches Carolinas as tens of thousands without power – live

NHC says category 3 strength could maintain intensity for several daysAt least 20 people dead after storm devastated the Bahamas‘Generational devastation’ in Bahamas, says PM 3.53pm BST NASA has all kinds of amazing shots of Dorian from the International Space Station, including a live video from this morning (the action picks up around the 7 minute mark). Monitoring and capturing the path of #HurricaneDorian from the @Space_Station. Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected. Stay safe. pic.twitter.com/wY43ZwHUg9 3.20pm BST The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland is in Nassau, the Bahamas where the country’s prime minister has warned of “general devastation” in the archipelago’s northern region: Large areas remain inaccessible to rescue crews, who continue to prioritise emergency evacuations, meaning the full scale of devastation caused by the hurricane is still not completely clear. Related: Hurricane Dorian: 'generational devastation' in Bahamas, says PM Continue reading...

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05 сентября, 15:02

'Everything is destroyed': devastation in Bahamas as Dorian rattles US

Aid groups struggle to deliver basic supplies due to destructionCategory 2 storm with winds of 110mph threatens US coastlineAfter hammering the Bahamas and leaving at least 30 dead, Hurricane Dorian began raking the south-east US seaboard, with the eye hitting the North Carolina coast on Thursday evening.The threat to the US remains real but in the Bahamas the storm has left such terrible devastation that the authorities were still struggling to get aid to stricken areas and the death toll is expected to rise, perhaps steeply. Continue reading...

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05 сентября, 06:14

Hurricane Dorian: 'generational devastation' in Bahamas, says PM

Officials expect the number of dead will continue to rise as large parts of some islands remain inaccessible to rescue crewsThe official death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has hit 20 and is likely to rise further, the country’s prime minister has said, as he warned of “generational devastation” in the archipelago’s northern region.Aerial video of the Abaco Islands – a northern band of islands hardest hit by Dorian – showed widespread devastation, with the harbour, shops, workplaces, a hospital and airport landing strips damaged or blown to pieces, all of which was frustrating rescue efforts. Continue reading...

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04 сентября, 23:47

Hurricane Dorian: millions face evacuation orders as storm approaches Carolinas

South Carolina governor urges residents to ‘get out now’ while Bahamas grapples with devastationAs forecasters warned on Wednesday of near-record water levels swamping North and South Carolina, millions of people were under evacuation orders while Hurricane Dorian crept up the south-eastern US coast.Dorian’s ferocity has weakened since it struck the Bahamas. But it is still powerful and appears likely to get dangerously near Charleston, South Carolina, which is particularly vulnerable since it is located on a peninsula. Businesses are boarded up around the city and some people have been in shelters for days. Continue reading...

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04 сентября, 14:51

Hurricane Dorian destruction set to cost Bahamas 'up to billions'

Deputy PM sets out scale of damage as death toll rises and images show whole areas razedThe destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas could cost “hundreds of millions, if not billions” of dollars to repair, according to the deputy prime minister, as aerial images showed whole neighbourhoods destroyed.With the death toll climbing to seven and scores more still missing, helicopters operated by the US Coast Guard among others were delivering emergency supplies to residents on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, the two worst hit locations in the Caribbean nation’s north. Continue reading...

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04 сентября, 09:48

Hurricane Dorian: 'historic tragedy' prompts worldwide call for aid for Bahamas

Thousands left without shelter and likely to face food and water shortages as Bahamas hurricane tracks towards FloridaUS officials and counterparts around the world sent out an urgent call for help for the Bahamas after the northernmost islands in the archipelago were pulverized by Hurricane Dorian.Thousands of residents of Grand Bahama and Abaco islands are without shelter, stranded by flooding and are likely to suffer shortages of food, water and medicine that will worsen without quick action by the international community, according to coordinated messages from the United Nations, the US state department, the US embassy in Nassau and local officials. Continue reading...

24 мая 2014, 13:54

Самые красивые пляжи

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