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WorldEstimated 2,500 names on list of the missing in Bahamas after Dorian

08:06  12 september  2019
08:06  12 september  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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As a result, the list of those missing is likely to shrink, Carl Smith, a spokesman for the Bahamas ’ National Emergency Management Agency, told the AP. The death toll in the islands as a result of the hurricane was 50 as of Wednesday, but this count is expected to rise as crews in the Caribbean

2 , 500 people missing in the Bahamas after Dorian , government says. The Bahamas government said there are 2 , 500 people on its list of those missing after Hurricane Dorian . But the names have yet to be cross-checked against the lists of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying

Estimated 2,500 names on list of the missing in Bahamas after Dorian© Getty Estimated 2,500 names on list of the missing in Bahamas after Dorian

A tentative list of the missing in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian has 2,500 names, officials reportedly said Wednesday.

However, the nation's government said those names haven't yet been checked against rosters listing those who have since evacuated from the islands or are staying in shelters in light of the mass devastation due to the storm, according to the Associated Press.

As a result, the list of those missing is likely to shrink, Carl Smith, a spokesman for the Bahamas' National Emergency Management Agency, told the AP.

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FREEPORT, Bahamas — The Bahamas government said Wednesday there are 2 , 500 people on its list of those missing after Hurricane Dorian . But the names have yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters.

Emergency officials caution that the names have not yet been checked against those in shelters. Bahamas emergency services have listed 2 , 500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck Thousands of homes were severely damaged or destroyed and parts of the Bahamas received up to

The death toll in the islands as a result of the hurricane was 50 as of Wednesday, but this count is expected to rise as crews in the Caribbean islands are still looking for survivors. Nearly 70,000 people were left homeless because of the hurricane.

"The number of deaths is expected to significantly increase," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a national address on Wednesday, according to the AP.

The Bahamas were hit the hardest by Hurricane Dorian, which was a Category 5 storm when it battered the islands with rain and winds for almost two days.

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian, according to multiple reports.

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The Bahamas government has issued a tropical storm warning for its northwestern islands — that's the same area decimated by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month. © Credit: CBSNews screen-shot-2019-09-13-at-6-37-41-pm.png The storm was about 240 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, and about 140 miles east-southeast of Great Abaco Island, the hurricane center said. Tropical Depression Nine has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and is moving northwest at 8 mph.

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