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WorldDramatic video from inside Bahamas house shows Hurricane Dorian ripping it apart

08:10  11 september  2019
08:10  11 september  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Dramatic video shows Hurricane Dorian destroying home in Bahamas . Once Slack got away from the home, he faced conditions much more harrowing than what he shot inside the house . He tried to drive to a friend's condominium, but never made it .

As Bahamians displaced by Dorian have come to South Florida, the community there has come together in fear for loved ones, a passion to rebuild and prayer. Dramatic video from inside Bahamas house shows Dorian ripping it apart . Mariana Henninger / NBC News.

Hurricane Dorian's destructive waves came knocking at the door of this Bahamas home.John Slack, a retired photographer, was riding out the storm with a friend on Treasure Cay in the Bahamas when he captured dramatic video of water pounding the property a week ago Sunday.

Dramatic video from inside Bahamas house shows Hurricane Dorian ripping it apart© Nightly News Image: Storm damaged home The surreal footage showed waves overtaking a front-yard fence and high winds blowing nearby palm trees like they were dandelions.

Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm

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.

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas archipelago, with video from residents showing extreme flooding and violent winds. 90 Day Fiancé's Alex Brovarnik Saves Drowning Man in Bahamas : 'Right Place at the Right Time'.

Dorian did a number on this place. The building is in shambles. Many more people lost their homes in a similar fashion. Hurricane Dorian : Shocking Footage Shows Destruction Across The Bahamas VIDEO : New images show damage in Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian - Продолжительность: 2:57

Then, at one terrifying point, waves pounded the home's windows before water crashed inside.

The roof was totally destroyed, as were most of the walls, according to the photographer.

Once Slack got away from the home, he faced conditions much more harrowing than what he shot inside the house. He tried to drive to a friend's condominium, but never made it.

"We left the house and traveled about a half mile and got stuck in the mud trying to go around the trees," he told NBC News on Tuesday. "A two-by-six piece of wood came to my window and shattered it. The hurricane was pouring in to my window."

Dramatic video from inside Bahamas house shows Hurricane Dorian ripping it apart© Nightly News Image: Storm damaged home The vehicle's airbags deployed due to the impact of the wood, which he then used to cover the blown out window. He, his wife, two adult friends, a 4-year-old boy and three dogs hunkered down for the next 17 hours.

"We felt it would be safe it to ride it out on a marina," Slack said. "Everything was fine up until 30 minutes of the eye wall came."Slack was a longtime shooter for Florida Today and snapped a famous photo of Apollo 11 blasting off in 1969.

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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.

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