SportJordan donates $1 million to Dorian relief
Dorian closes in on Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm
McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — An already dangerous Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain as people hunkered down in schools, churches and other shelters.
NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $1 million ($AU 1.46 million) to help relief efforts in the hurricane-battered Bahamas, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.
In a statement on Twitter, Charlotte Hornets owner Jordan said he was "devastated" at the destruction unleashed by Hurricane Dorian on the Caribbean archipelago.
At least 50 people have died and several thousand across the island nation have been evacuated.
US Air Force snaps awe-inspiring photos inside giant Dorian eye
Awe-inspiring photographs snapped from inside the eye of Hurricane Dorian by a special division of the US Air Force has revealed the tremendous power of the Category 5 storm . Air Force and reconnaissance planes - known as the "Hurricane Hunters" - have been crisscrossing the eye of the storm, where they have witnessed and photographed a phenomenon called the "stadium effect" inside Dorian. The "stadium effect" makes the hurricane eye look like the giant bowl of a sports stadium, and is only seen during extremely powerful storms. Wind gusts over 354km/h have been recorded, and Dorian's power is forecast to increase.
"I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently," Jordan said in a statement announcing his pledge.
"My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones," he added.
Jordan said he aimed to distribute funds to non-profit agencies in the region where the money would "have the most impact."
"The Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm," he added.
Jordan, 56, has donated to relief efforts in the past, pledging $2 million to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence which lashed the Carolinas last year.
Jordan is widely regarded as the one of the greatest basketball players of all time, winning six NBA titles before retiring and eventually becoming owner of the Hornets.
Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced students.
Bahamian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern islands, destroying many school buildings.
Michael Jordan donates $1million to Hurricane Dorian relief in Bahamas
Michael Jordan has pledged to give $1million of his fortune to help with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.The basketball ...
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Michael Jordan is pledging $1 MILLION to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas -- saying he's "devastated" after seeing the destruction the storm has caused.