Tuesday 17 September 2019

In pictures: Hurricane Dorian wreaks devastation in Bahamas

The island nation suffered a terrible blow from the storm.

A man talks on his mobile phone next to a catamaran that was thrown onshore (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
A man talks on his mobile phone next to a catamaran that was thrown onshore (Ramon Espinosa/AP)

By PA

Residents of the Bahamas have been assessing the damage after Hurricane Dorian smashed into the country.

Pictures from the islands show the extent of the devastation that has been caused.

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Matthew Aylen wades through waist-deep water as he is rescued from his flooded home (Tim Aylen/AP)
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A catamaran, thrown onshore by the hurricane, lies stranded near a highway close to Freeport (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
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Volunteers walk in the wind and rain through a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina bridge in Freeport (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
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Julia Aylen carries her pet dog to safety (Tim Aylen/AP)
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Small boats were used to help stranded families (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
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A family has to walk to safety as roads were left impassable (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
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Cars were left submerged in water after the catastrophic storm (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
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Families were left devastated after being forced to flee their homes (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
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As people in the Bahamas assessed the devastation, residents in the US state of Georgia prepared for the onslaught (Michael Holahan/AP)
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Meanwhile, residents in North Carolina boarded up homes as the hurricane approached (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP)

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