Bahamas Faces Public Health Crisis After Hurricane Dorian | NBC News Now


>>>THE BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO>>>THE BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO GRAPPLE THE AFTERMATH OF GRAPPLE THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE DORIAN. HURRICANE DORIAN.>>THAT HURRICANE MADE LANDFALL>>THAT HURRICANE MADE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 5 AND KILLED AT AS A CATEGORY 5 AND KILLED AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE THERE. LEAST 50 PEOPLE THERE.>>THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO>>THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO CLIMB DRAMATICALLY AS SEARCH AND CLIMB DRAMATICALLY AS SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE. RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE. OFFICIALS SAY 1,300 PEOPLE ARE OFFICIALS SAY 1,300 PEOPLE ARE MISSING. MISSING. 96 TO WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION, 96 TO WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION, DORAN IS PRESENTING WITH A DORAN IS PRESENTING WITH A NUMBER OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES. NUMBER OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES. THEY HAD HEART-TO-HEART THEY HAD HEART-TO-HEART INTERNATIONAL IS AN ORGANIZATION INTERNATIONAL IS AN ORGANIZATION OFFERING DISASTER RELIEF IN THE OFFERING DISASTER RELIEF IN THE HARD HIT ABACO ISLANDS. HARD HIT ABACO ISLANDS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US, YOU RETURNED FROM ABACO US, YOU RETURNED FROM ABACO ISLAND. ISLAND. COULD YOU DESCRIBE FOR US WHAT COULD YOU DESCRIBE FOR US WHAT YOU SAW ON THE GROUND FROM YOU SAW ON THE GROUND FROM EVERYTHING WE’VE SEEN IT SOUNDS EVERYTHING WE’VE SEEN IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CONDITIONS ARE LIKE THE CONDITIONS ARE UNBELIEVABLE? UNBELIEVABLE?>>YEAH, THAT’S CORRECT.>>YEAH, THAT’S CORRECT. SO, GENERALLY SPEAKING, WE ARE SO, GENERALLY SPEAKING, WE ARE SEEING THE WAY THAT YOU EXPECT SEEING THE WAY THAT YOU EXPECT AFTER A DISASTER EXISTS WHERE AFTER A DISASTER EXISTS WHERE INDIVIDUALS ARE IN CRITICAL NEED INDIVIDUALS ARE IN CRITICAL NEED OF CONTINUITY OF CARE AND THEIR OF CONTINUITY OF CARE AND THEIR BAKE NEEDS AND THAT’S WHAT WE BAKE NEEDS AND THAT’S WHAT WE WERE FOCUSED ON PARTICULARLY WERE FOCUSED ON PARTICULARLY AROUND HEALTHCARE. AROUND HEALTHCARE.>>HOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST PUBLIC>>HOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN THERE IS RIGHT HEALTH CONCERN THERE IS RIGHT NOW. NOW. WE KNOW OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT TO WE KNOW OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE INJURED OR HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE INJURED OR NEED HELP. NEED HELP. AS WITH ALL OF THAT DESTRUCTION, AS WITH ALL OF THAT DESTRUCTION, WITH THE INCREDIBLE HEAT THERE I WITH THE INCREDIBLE HEAT THERE I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THERE ARE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THERE ARE GROWING HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT GROWING HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE IN THAT AREA. FOUR PEOPLE IN THAT AREA.>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. SO YOU SEE IMMEDIATELY AFTER A SO YOU SEE IMMEDIATELY AFTER A DISASTER IS FOLKS THAT IN TRAUMA DISASTER IS FOLKS THAT IN TRAUMA CARE, AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS, IT CARE, AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS, IT TURNS INTO TREATING THOSE KIND TURNS INTO TREATING THOSE KIND OF CONDITIONS BECAUSE PEOPLE OF CONDITIONS BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, INCLUDING HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THEIR MEDICATION. THEIR MEDICATION. AND SO WE ARE TREATING PEOPLE AND SO WE ARE TREATING PEOPLE WITH HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES WITH HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES AND REESTABLISHING THAT CARE AND REESTABLISHING THAT CARE THAT THEY WOULD TYPICALLY HAVE THAT THEY WOULD TYPICALLY HAVE AND THEN BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE AND THEN BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN CONDITIONS WHERE WE LIVING IN CONDITIONS WHERE WE DON’T HAVE ANY WATER, DON’T HAVE ANY WATER, ELECTRICITY, SANITATION AND ELECTRICITY, SANITATION AND HYGIENE CONCERNS, WE CAN START HYGIENE CONCERNS, WE CAN START TO SEE THOSE INFECTIOUS ISSUES, TO SEE THOSE INFECTIOUS ISSUES, DIARRHEA, UPPER RESPIRATORY DIARRHEA, UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION AND SO ON. INFECTION AND SO ON.>>LOOKING BACK AT THE>>LOOKING BACK AT THE CARIBBEAN, THOSE OF PEOPLE IN CARIBBEAN, THOSE OF PEOPLE IN HAITI AFTER THE ERIC IN PUERTO HAITI AFTER THE ERIC IN PUERTO RICO, WE KNOW THERE WAS AN RICO, WE KNOW THERE WAS AN OUTBREAK AFTER HURRICANE MARIA, OUTBREAK AFTER HURRICANE MARIA, ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT IT TAKING ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT IT TAKING HOLD IN THE BAHAMAS? HOLD IN THE BAHAMAS?>>I THINK THAT THIS IS A VERY>>I THINK THAT THIS IS A VERY CONCERTED EFFORT HERE TO MIT CONCERTED EFFORT HERE TO MIT DATE THOSE CONCERNS. DATE THOSE CONCERNS. WE RESPONDED AFTER BOTH OF THOSE WE RESPONDED AFTER BOTH OF THOSE CRISES. CRISES. AND GENERALLY SPEAKING, I THINK AND GENERALLY SPEAKING, I THINK AS LONG BAZ FOLKS ARE WORKING AS LONG BAZ FOLKS ARE WORKING VERY DILIGENTLY TO MIT DATE VERY DILIGENTLY TO MIT DATE THOSE FACTORS, THEN IT’S THOSE FACTORS, THEN IT’S POSSIBLE TO AVOID SOME OF THE POSSIBLE TO AVOID SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE SEE. ISSUES THAT WE SEE.>>I KNOW ARE YOU THERE TO HELP>>I KNOW ARE YOU THERE TO HELP WITH MEDICAL ISSUES, BUT ON A WITH MEDICAL ISSUES, BUT ON A HUMAN LEVEL, I KNOW YOU WERE HUMAN LEVEL, I KNOW YOU WERE PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE THESE FOLKS HAVE SEEN TO HELP THESE FOLKS HAVE SEEN TO HELP THEM AND HELP THEM FET THROUGHGE THEM AND HELP THEM FET THROUGHGE THIS. THIS. WHAT HAS THIS BEEN LIKE? WHAT HAS THIS BEEN LIKE? I IMAGINE IT’S SO EMOTIONAL TO I IMAGINE IT’S SO EMOTIONAL TO BE DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE BE DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE BRINK OF DEATH AND BEEN ON THE BRINK OF DEATH AND ARE YOU THERE TO TRY TO HELP ARE YOU THERE TO TRY TO HELP THEM SURVIVE? THEM SURVIVE?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I MEAN, WE ALWAYS SEE INCREDIBLY I MEAN, WE ALWAYS SEE INCREDIBLY RESILIENT PEOPLE. RESILIENT PEOPLE. I THINK A SPECIAL NOTE OF THE I THINK A SPECIAL NOTE OF THE WOMEN THAT HAVE REALLY STEPPED WOMEN THAT HAVE REALLY STEPPED UP AND WE ARE WORKING WITH A UP AND WE ARE WORKING WITH A WOMAN THAT USED TO MANAGE RESORT WOMAN THAT USED TO MANAGE RESORT AND SHE’S BASICALLY NOW TAKING AND SHE’S BASICALLY NOW TAKING CARE OF HER DISTRIBUTION SITE. CARE OF HER DISTRIBUTION SITE. WE SEEN PERSON AFTER PERSON WE SEEN PERSON AFTER PERSON DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP ONE ANOTHER. ONE ANOTHER. I THINK THAT’S REALLY I THINK THAT’S REALLY [ INAUDIBLE ] [ INAUDIBLE ]>>ALL RIGHT, THANKS, SO MUCH.

33 Replies to “Bahamas Faces Public Health Crisis After Hurricane Dorian | NBC News Now”

  1. this was a terrible storm and the govt of the Bahamas cant handle anything i feel very bad for the good people of the Bahamas

  2. Bahamas alley to China. China builds nuclear submarine base in Bahamas. Why China not helping Bahamians? Do you think USA will allow Chinese sub base so close to USA? Bahamas are lucky USA helps at all.

  3. There are many many planes, and sooooo much food water meds clothes mobile tents etc sooo much stuff in this World, and to think it (takes this long) to love your neighbor like yourself….this happens every time….some countries boast of having the best greatest militaries around.. so busy chasing tankers etc. Please GET ON THE REAL JOB OF HELPING OTHERS INSTEAD OF THAT OTHER "THEATRE" FOR HEAVENS SAKE!!!!

  4. The Bahamas is a sovereign nation gaining Independence form BRITAIN after 350 years – it has nothing to do with the USofA. It's also the 3rd richest nation in the America's after US and Canada having huge off-shore banking industries located there. Probably much richer then Canada if one gets into the huge, huge off-shore tax havens and 'non-profits' run from there. It is the richest nation per capita in the Caribbean. Prime Minster Hubert Minnis should be using pre-positioned assets, stocks and equipment as this happens (major hurricane) on average every 7.4 years.

    Damages were to 2 islands out of 30 major islands and 700 smaller islands. Other Bahamas islands are on TV asking for more tourists – they should be involved with their own cleanup efforts rather then ask American taxpayers to borrow more money they cannot afford to do what the Bahamas government should be doing.

  5. I went through Camille, a category 5 hurricane, when it came onshore at the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We only had the Cat-5 winds of 175 to 185 for a few hours. Even so, with the 30 foot storm surge we lost 260 people in a relatively unpopulated area. The destruction was TOTAL on the waterfront.
    That being said, the affected area in the Bahamas was subjected to similar forces for 36 HOURS. Pretty much nothing can survive that, and even before news reports came out from ground zero, I fully expected casualties to run in the many hundreds of people. I don't see how it could be otherwise.

  6. yup it looks like all your prayers have worked? as a tropical storm is now headed to the Bahamas. If you think praying to god as an effect on the temperature of the waters in the southern hemisphere. then well hey… I love it how people are like oh were blessed oh god spared us oh yea he sure did by having dorian moving over the bahamas at 3km per hour he sure showed his mercy

  7. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. THIS WAS A BEAST OF A HURRICANE. NO ONE COULD PREDICT THIS STORM. WINDS OVER 200 MILES. STORM SURGE UP TO 23 FEET HIGH IN SOME PLACES.

  8. In the Name of JESUS, I bind all demons that cause tornadoes, lightning, damaging winds, floods, hurricanes, fire, bad weather of all kinds. I bind CHANGO, OXUN, EUROCLYDON, BAAL, SEIR, LEVIATHAN, HADADRIMMON, AMURR, and all others. Father, I ask you to send your warring angels (Matthew 26:53) into the heavenlies to do battle with these demons, to knock them off their thrones, take their crowns from their heads, and to write on their foreheads that they have been defeated by the Lord JESUS Christ. Father, I ask that you send the warring angels to block these demons from coming into our city, state, or county. I ask for warring angels to be placed around our property and home for protection from these demons. In JESUS Name, I cover my property, home, possessions and family in the Blood of JESUS. Amen.

  9. there should be free flights to this place ships going there to help people to help clean up food medicine machines to clean i hope this is whats going on

  10. Where is your heart O House of Israel! Have you sold everything. Have you caught every fish and flying creature in your nets.. Why are you poor and needy when I made you rich! You gave everything away for gold and silver
    Therefore shall I give you away O House of Israel!!

  11. Terrible.  They always get that flooding.  I move to Florida and just prepped for Dorian.  Vlogged the whole ordeal.  It's exhausting…

  12. Omg . Okay where do you start cleaning up and where are they going to put it all that debris at .. where .. omg what a major disaster .. and all those poor families.. what a tragedy.. I wish I could help y’all and cleaning up .. pinche Red Cross taking forever to help them ..
    love you people in the Bahamas
    From San Antonio Texas

  13. Please help my family rebuild!! #hurianedorian
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/1qtsm912w0?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

  14. They need solar panels for electric. Ways to catch rainwater so that they can have some drinking water. Reuse the wood and debris to rebuilt. Where are the cruise ships? They have supported the cruise ship industry for years it is time for the cruise ship to step up to the plate and give these people a home so that they can work it out on what they are going to do.

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