Hurricane Dorian - updates

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After Dorian, Bahamas drowning in a flood of donations

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The flood of donations make up a global surge of solidarity that can often be excessive and, at times, useless

DONATIONS. Clothes pile up inside the Embassy Consular Annex of the Bahamas in Washington, DC on September 12, 2019. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

Bahamas Dorian toll climbs to 50, as thousands evacuated

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:31 PM

The news comes as the UN's International Organization for Migration reports 'particularly startling' devastation in places like Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, particularly in its shantytowns

EVACUATION. An evacuee looks on from a ferry after leaving Marsh Harbour in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian in Nassau, Bahamas on September 9, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

One week after Dorian, Bahamians struggle amid the ruins

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:40 AM

In the Bahamas, people are still scrambling for shelter, with lucky evacuees beginning to reunite with loved ones but the fate of uncounted others still in doubt

SEEK SHELTER. Haiti's Charge d'Affaires Dorval Darlier tells survivors of Hurricane Dorian, who are waiting for family members to arrive, to leave the port and go to a shelter on September 8, 2019, in Nassau, New Providence. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Amid fears of higher Dorian death toll, islanders vie to leave

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Bahamas residents say conditions on the destroyed islands were brutal in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

DORIAN AFTERMATH. People board a cargo ship for evacuation to Nassau at the port in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco on September 7, 2019, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Dorian makes landfall near Halifax, Canada as dangerous cyclone

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:26 AM

'We're talking about a very dangerous storm,' says Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Center

IT'S COMING. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. Photo by HO/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP

Hurricane Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 43 – media

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Health Minister Duane Sands confirms the new toll, which has increased from 30 to 43

EVACUEES. Evacuees from Marsh Harbor arrive at Nassau's port on September 6, 2019, in Nassau, New Providence. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Bahamas fears severe Dorian death toll, as storm lashes North Carolina

Sep 06, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Of the final number killed, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis declares: 'Let me say that I believe the number will be staggering'

SURVIVORS. People shelter inside a church after surviving Hurricane Dorian on September 5, 2019, in Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco, Bahamas. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Dorian strengthens to Category 3 storm as it threatens U.S. east coast

Sep 05, 2019 - 5:34 PM

(UPDATED) The National hurricane Center says Dorian packs maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour, making it a Category 3 storm on the 5-level Saffir-Simpson scale

AFTERMATH OF DORIAN. A handout aerial photograph released by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 4, 2019 shows debris and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas on September 3, 2019 during a reconnaissance mission launched by personnel onboard RFA Mounts Bay. Photo by Paul Halliwell/Mod/AFP

Pope Francis urges prayers for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:18 AM

'I would like to ask everyone... to pray for the victims of the hurricanes in the Bahamas, poor people who in one day lost their homes, lost everything and lost their lives,' says the Pope

Pope Francis waves at the crowd next to Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi (R) upon his arrival at the Maputo International Airport on September 4, 2019 on in Maputo, Mozambique. Pope Francis will visit Mozambique from the September 4-6.  GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

13,000 houses damaged in 'catastrophic' Bahamas hurricane – Red Cross

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:56 PM

There is no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands

DORIAN. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB/HANDOUT

Bahamas, Florida in path of 'dangerous' Hurricane Dorian

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Dorian 'has strengthened to an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane' on a 5-level scale

PREPARING FOR DORIAN. A business owner puts plywood over the windows of his office building as he prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on August 30, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP