New video footage has emerged of the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
A local posted a video on Twitter, apparently showing the damage done to Great Abaco Island, where Dorian parked itself for the better part of a day.
“Only cars in Abaco island, no houses,” the user wrote.
The footage shows water that had inundated what appeared to be neighborhoods. Structures could not be seen.
— Javier (@drpavito1) September 3, 2019
Another video showed ankle- to waist-deep water flowing across the island.
— Dorothy Hall-St. James (@CAffairsTCI) September 3, 2019
The Bahamas Press reported that the main town of Abaco’s Marsh Harbor was “completely destroyed” in Dorian.
“Live scenes today in Marsh Harbour Abaco where Hurricane Dorian moved in with winds of 185mph on Sunday, Sept. 1st. Scores have died as a result of mass flooding,” the news outlet said on YouTube.
The Press, in another video, showed homes completely underwater as the storm hammered the island.
Meanwhile, a woman filmed a video as floodwaters engulfed Marsh Harbour.
“Please pray for us, please pray for us everyone… pray for Abaco,” Gertha Joseph said in the video, reported WPEC.
Joseph, who has a 4-month-old baby, said her roof came off during the hurricane.
“We’ve been trying to make it to the other side to those white houses,” she said. “The waters just took them and those are the only people that got to make it over there. Some people didn’t get to make it.”
The entire Grand Bahama Island is still getting hammered by winds gusting over 150 mph for 2nd night in a row after all day today with catastrophic surge of unprecedented duration. These poor people probably think this Dorian will never end. Imagine the roar, water for 30 hours pic.twitter.com/4ulQf82KLA
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) September 3, 2019
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a 9 p.m. statement that the storm has 140 mph winds and is remaining stationary over Grand Bahama Island.
“Residents should remain in shelter on Grand Bahama Island as they are currently experiencing the eyewall of Dorian. Residents in the Abacos should also continue to stay in their shelter until conditions subside later tonight,” the agency warned.
The storm is still more than 100 miles away from Florida’s east coast.