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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

Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief in Bahamas

Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief in Bahamas NBA legend Michael Jordan announced Tuesday that he will donate $1 million to assisting with the relief efforts in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. © Streeter Lecka/Getty Images"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. "My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones. As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact.

FREEPORT, Bahamas — An estimated 2 , 500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian ’s aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in

The Bahamas government said there are 2 , 500 people on its list of those missing after Hurricane Dorian . Members of the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) team from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's RFA Mounts Bay deliver supplies after Hurricane Dorian on the island of Great Abaco

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.

Sean Connery, 89, rode out Hurricane Dorian in his Bahamas home: ‘We were lucky compared to many others’

Sean Connery, 89, rode out Hurricane Dorian in his Bahamas home: ‘We were lucky compared to many others’ Sean Connery said he's "lucky" to have made it through Hurricane Dorian. Sean Connery calls himself “lucky” to have survived Hurricane Dorian as it raged through the Bahamas, where the 89-year-old James Bond actor lives. “We were lucky compared to many others,” said Connery, whose home is in the gated community of Lyford Cay on New Providence Island, which is about 95 miles from Great Abaco, which saw the greatest destruction. At least 30 people

But the names have yet to be cross-checked against the lists of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters. The Bahamas government says there are 2 , 500 people on its list of those reported missing after Hurricane Dorian , though it cautions that the names haven't yet been

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) � An estimated 2 , 500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian 's aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names have yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in

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.

'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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