WorldBahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake
'Proud Bahamian' Buddy Hield Donates $100,000 for Hurricane Dorian Relief
Kings guard and "proud Bahamian" Buddy Hield created a GoFundMe account for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on Wednesday. The Bahamas were among the hardest hit areas by the hurricane this week. © Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty ImageHield 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 GoFundMe page.
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NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 11 - 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.
(Reporting by Zach Fagenson in Nassau and Maria Caspani in New York, writing by Scott Malone, editing by Chris Reese)
Tropical Storm Humberto gets close to Bahamian islands devastated by Dorian.
Tropical Storm Humberto was dropping rain on the Bahamas' Abaco Islands as it began to crawl away Saturday afternoon, bringing the kind of stormy conditions the islands don't need after Hurricane Dorian ravaged them nearly two weeks ago. © CNN A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Humberto shortly before 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Humberto's center was about 40 miles north of Great Abaco island as of 2 p.m. ET Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said, whipping parts of the northwestern Bahamas with stiff wind and periods of rain.
Evacuees in Bahamas looking for ways out
Evacuees have arrived in droves to Nassau International Airport this weekend as they seek a way out of the devastation in other parts of the Bahamas.
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