Sport'Proud Bahamian' Buddy Hield Donates $100,000 for Hurricane Dorian Relief
Hurricane Dorian: Category 5 right now, could it be a Category 6? No.
As Hurricane Dorian moves toward Florida's Atlantic coast, it has the potential to become one of the strongest storms of all time. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is how the National Hurricane Center measures the intensity of hurricanes. The scale breaks down hurricane categories based on the 1-minute sustained winds recorded in connection with the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. A Category 1 hurricane, for instance, displays wind speeds between 74 to 95 mph. Conversely, a Category 5 hurricane has reached 157 mph or higher.
Kings guard and "proud Bahamian" Buddy Hield created a
Hield kicked off the fundraiser with an impressive donation of his own, giving $100,000 for the relief efforts. Additional donations topped $20,000 as of noon ET on Wednesday.
"As you know, my country, The Bahamas, has been severely damaged by the Hurricane Dorian. My heart is broken for my fellow Bahamians, especially on the island I was raised on, Grand Bahama," Hield wrote on the. "I personally know many people who still need rescuing, and there are thousands without medical help, power, food, or other basic necessities. Bahamians are a strong people, but they still need our help to get them through this. So today, I've donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas. I'd like to ask you to please donate alongside me."
Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm
McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph (297 kph) winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Dorian slammed into Elbow Cay in Abaco island at 12:40 p.m., and then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour at 2 p.m., after authorities made last-minute pleas for those in low-lying areas to evacuate. "It's devastating," said Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas' Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. "There has been huge damage to property and infrastructure. Luckily, no loss of life reported.
Hield posted a career year with the Kings in 2018-19. He scored 20.7 points per game on 42.7% shooting from beyond the arc, finishing the season with a career-high 278 made threes.
The Oklahoma product was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 6 pick in the 2016 draft. He was traded as a rookie to Sacramento in February 2017.
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Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake.
Bahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian but cautioned the full list of missing has not been checked to see if any of those people are in shelters. "This list has not yet been checked against government records of who are staying in shelters or who have been evacuated," National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Carl Smith told a press conference. "The database processing is underway." Thousands of people are in shelters on the islands. Officials have confirmed 50 deaths caused by the Sept. 1 storm.