Mass Evacuations From Abaco Islands After Dorian’s Destruction In The Bahamas | NBC Nightly News


HARDEST HIT, GREAT ABACO ISLAND, LESS THAN 200 MILES FROM MIAMI. LESS THAN 200 MILES FROM MIAMI. KERRY SANDERS IS THERE FOR US. KERRY SANDERS IS THERE FOR US.>>Reporter: AFTER DAYS OF CHAOS>>Reporter: AFTER DAYS OF CHAOS AND PANIC, TODAY AN ORDERLY AND PANIC, TODAY AN ORDERLY EXODUS FROM THE ABACO ISLAND FOR EXODUS FROM THE ABACO ISLAND FOR THE WEARY AND FATIGUED. THE WEARY AND FATIGUED.>>I CAN’T WAIT TO GET OUT OF>>I CAN’T WAIT TO GET OUT OF HERE. HERE.>>Reporter: WHAT’S IT BEEN LIKE>>Reporter: WHAT’S IT BEEN LIKE THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN THIS THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN THIS NIGHTMARE? NIGHTMARE?>>TERRIBLE.>>TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE.>>Reporter: AS RELIEF SHIPS>>Reporter: AS RELIEF SHIPS ORGANIZED BY THE BAHAMIAN ORGANIZED BY THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT ARE OFFLOADED IN GOVERNMENT ARE OFFLOADED IN MARSH HARBOR. MARSH HARBOR.>>WOMEN AND CHILDREN.>>WOMEN AND CHILDREN.>>Reporter: THOSE SHIPS THEN>>Reporter: THOSE SHIPS THEN BECOME FERRIES TO NASSAU, BECOME FERRIES TO NASSAU, VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED BY THE VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED BY THE HURRICANE. HURRICANE.>>WE LOST EVERYTHING.>>WE LOST EVERYTHING. WE DON’T HAVE NOTHING. WE DON’T HAVE NOTHING. MY FAMILY AND MOVE ON. MY FAMILY AND MOVE ON.>>Reporter: TENS OF THOUSANDS>>Reporter: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SURVIVORS ARE EXPECTED TO OF SURVIVORS ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE CAPITAL MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE CAPITAL ISLAND, SOME TO CONTINUE ON TO ISLAND, SOME TO CONTINUE ON TO FLORIDA. FLORIDA.>>I’M A U.S. CITIZEN.>>I’M A U.S. CITIZEN. MY BOY, HE GOT U.S. CITIZEN. MY BOY, HE GOT U.S. CITIZEN.>>Reporter: YOU’RE GOING TO GO>>Reporter: YOU’RE GOING TO GO TO THE UNITED STATES? TO THE UNITED STATES?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I WANT TO GO. I WANT TO GO.>>Reporter: BY SEA AND NOW BY>>Reporter: BY SEA AND NOW BY AIR. AIR. DELTA AIRLINES PROVIDING RELIEF DELTA AIRLINES PROVIDING RELIEF FLIGHTS FROM MARSH HARBOR. FLIGHTS FROM MARSH HARBOR.>>I THINK WE’LL BE DOING THIS>>I THINK WE’LL BE DOING THIS SYSTEMATICALLY FOR AS LONG AS IS SYSTEMATICALLY FOR AS LONG AS IS NECESSARY THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS NECESSARY THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS TO GET PEOPLE OUT AND INTO TO GET PEOPLE OUT AND INTO SAFETY. SAFETY.>>Reporter: SURVIVORS FEAR LIFE>>Reporter: SURVIVORS FEAR LIFE AS THEY’VE KNOWN IT IS OVER. AS THEY’VE KNOWN IT IS OVER.>>ABACO IS MY HOME.>>ABACO IS MY HOME. IT’S DEVASTATED. IT’S DEVASTATED. I FEEL HAPPY WE’RE GOING TO A I FEEL HAPPY WE’RE GOING TO A NEW PLACE, WE CAN REBUILD. NEW PLACE, WE CAN REBUILD.>>Reporter: GOVERNMENT>>Reporter: GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY IT REMAINS OFFICIALS SAY IT REMAINS DIFFICULT TO GET A CLEAR PKT ON DIFFICULT TO GET A CLEAR PKT ON HOW MANY SURVIVORS ARE STILL IN HOW MANY SURVIVORS ARE STILL IN THE ABACO AND ON GRAND BAHAMA. THE ABACO AND ON GRAND BAHAMA. HEARTBROKEN. HEARTBROKEN.>>A LOT OF MY FRIENDS HAVE>>A LOT OF MY FRIENDS HAVE DIED. DIED.>>KERRY, I HATE TO ASK, BUT IS>>KERRY, I HATE TO ASK, BUT IS THERE ANY UPDATE ON HOW MANY THERE ANY UPDATE ON HOW MANY PERISHED? PERISHED?>>Reporter: THE OFFICIAL COUNT>>Reporter: THE OFFICIAL COUNT REMAINS AT 43, BUT WE DO KNOW REMAINS AT 43, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THAT NUMBER WILL CLIMB. THAT THAT NUMBER WILL CLIMB. THEY’VE BROUGHT IN REFRIGERATED

100 Replies to “Mass Evacuations From Abaco Islands After Dorian’s Destruction In The Bahamas | NBC Nightly News”

  1. Abacos is the hub for illegal Haitians in the Bahamas. I suspect there are likely a thousand or more dead. Prayers for the poor people that had to endure such a horrific event.

  2. Likely many bodies washed out to sea. We may never know the real number of deaths. Very sad situation. The scriptures promised there will be a resurrection of our dead loved ones.

  3. CNN—–> The Destruction wrought upon this island and its inhabitants is a Direct Result of President Trump and White Peoples fault!!!

  4. May God bless all of you people of the Bahamas,and those who lost their lives and are alive through Jesus Christ name, Amen.

  5. Looked like alot of empty seats on the delta flight, this is just to sad. They are definitely welcome to the US in my opinion

  6. I didn't give this video a 'like'. There is nothing to like. The utter destruction and the devastation of these people is heartbreaking to see. We need to give them as much help as we can. They are hurting.

  7. Well hopefully they don't rebuild to waste the resources to use wood that takes trees paint oil fuel Etc to fix places which includes Florida that get destroyed every f**** year

  8. Oh my God. This is so bad. This could happen to any one, at anytime, at the blink of an eye. 🌫🌅🌪🌩🌧🌫🌪🌊🌫⚡🌎

  9. Bring them to the United States, we have plenty of houses here, you will be provided with everything you need. We are the richest country in the history of the world.

  10. NBC NEWS are you exaggerating ? or AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?
    Wikipedia: Abaco Islands Population 17,224 (2010), Marsh Harbour (pop. 5,728). Miami Herald article234857817 Quote "On Sunday morning, 93 people were evacuated from Abaco and surrounding cays to Nassau, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force said. In total, approximately 3,500 people have been evacuated, National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Carl Smith said in a press conference Sunday evening." 3500 people is just over 20%, 93 people on Sunday is just over .5% NBC News Youtube Title: "Mass Evacuations From Abaco Islands…" One half of a percent doesn't sound too MASSIVE, at least for sunday! Watch this pastor's vid of his experience and frustration with what is happening on Abaco: https://youtu.be/CF8KKzWjz8A AND https://youtu.be/4VHFXZITF9g About 80% of the people are STILL on The Abaco Islands? NOW I'm suspicious!

  11. Great. They're all coming to the US. Why doesn't the entire world population come to the US to live off our hard earned taxed wages? Come all. Plenty of free money- Americans need not apply.

  12. They will never tell the public how many people lost their lives. The devastation is unmeasurable a lot of people have lost their lives. Odd that these islands had no storm shelters or places to to evacuate from the water. Unbelievable and ❤️ wrenching. God bless all the people of the Bahamas. The real people of the Bahamas.

  13. Fake news…theyre all actors and or stage extras.
    Their clths are spiffy clean and freshly pressed, none hasca look of shell shocked devestation written on their faces.
    Trump is on the money…its all fake news.
    Truth is that everyone is probaubly dead.

  14. I am sick and tired of the lie's !.. 43 people Dead !!!!! How can that guy stand there and lie to the public ! I will bet there are more than 43 dead bodies right around him !

  15. I just pray over this situation in Jesus name for all God strengthen the Hearts of those who are hurting in the of Jesus Amen

  16. This is completely unacceptable! Never in my life have I seen group of islands this close to the Florida border ever have to wait this long to evacuate people! What's going on! I smell a rat… Was this China clearing the land for their agricultural endeavors? Or was this the US trying to prevent and destroy what the Chinese had already put in place there? And you using humans as your pawns? Disgusting!

  17. Why not send ca few Vacation Cruise Ships to house homeless Bahamanians for several weeks? I mean these cruise ships make millions from visiting these islands. Its time to put money aside and help. if I was the CEO of any cruise ship, thats what I would absolutely do. It looks like we have the wrong people/decision-makers in charge.

  18. Do not let these people come here or you will never get them to leave. America is not the toilet of the world. You are not welcome I repeat Not Welcome.

  19. I will never fly delta again. You should be taking these people to Africa not the U.S. We have all the Negros we need and then some.

  20. soooooo…… the US is denying entry to folks w/o a Visa. can someone explain that to me? if you're not planning on going to the us, how would one get it after a storm like this? and why would the US deny anyone entry?

    oh…. bc America is racist. I forgot.

  21. God Bless the Bahamian people 🙏🏼 I went there many years ago and fell in love with the island and the people. Warm, friendly, generous and hardworking, good people. Good luck

  22. This is unimaginable. The people on the news have already said people were taken out with the surge. God bless these poor people. May the families find their missing loved ones. Prayers for you sweet people

  23. All the uber rich that bragged of their visits over the years. The vast majority of people there are service workers. People need to GIVE back to these people. Anty up! Beyond the horrendous destruction is that the wells are poisoned from the salt, mosquitos and disease are starting…theres nothing salvageable. The good people of the Bahamas need to come to FL until life can be safe again at home. Florida needs to welcome you all until its fixed! You welcomed all us Americans to your home for decades!

  24. Why doesn't Russia and China help?, they always go to the USA first, what about England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, at any time anywhere the USA has pay for recovery, Why all countries do nothing but ask for more funding for them, ?

  25. Build a sub-aqueous wall between our white women and Bahamian invaders who want to steal our jobs and bacon smoothies.and mark it with buoys on the surface to tell the invaders that it is there so they will turn back in fear.

  26. Baruch chapter 1 19 From the day when the Lord brought our ancestors out of Egypt until today we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, we have been disloyal, refusing to listen to his voice.

    20 And we are not free even today of the disasters and the curse which the Lord pronounced through his servant Moses the day he brought our ancestors out of Egypt to give us a land flowing with milk and honey.

    21 We have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God in all the words of those prophets he sent us;

    22 but, each following the dictates of our evil heart, we have taken to serving alien gods, and doing what is displeasing to the Lord our God.

    COME BACK TO GOD TRUE ISRAEL, REPENT

  27. The controllers mockery of the mass Exodus a people's of the 12 tribes of the real Israel.. all glory to King of Kings Lord of lords Yeshua hamashiach

  28. EVERYBODY – Please donate to the Red Cross Dorian Relief : https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html/
    Every bit counts. Even people in Sri Lanka are raising awareness for the Bahamas.
    https://youtu.be/DQKEBWA3KIc

  29. Is this our government trying to hurt the Americans in a different way??? Is this the work of the cia the fbi the people in Congress is this their way of trying to get the votes that they can’t get from the Americans because we know what they are about now ???? The Americans have had it with our government for the way they are doing us!!! This has to be the evil people of the United States of America the government of the USA is the most evil people on the face of earth right now!! They hate our president Trump so much that they will stoop to the lowest of lows to get the president out of office and for them to cause such a destructive situation for them to get the votes from people that don’t have the right to vote in our country this is sick if they are doing this to our weather to cause such big problems to get outsiders to vote the way they want them to!! Or are they going to send votes from dead people and from the leftist to clues such a mess that we can’t get the right votes in from illegals voting in our election this can’t happen it has to be stop some how we must pray pray pray now to our Father to save his people from the evil that is taking place right now !!!!! God help us save us now in Jesus name Father help us!!!!!

  30. Don't bring them here! They will get off those boats and planes and never be seen again. Isn't the Bahamas a UK protectorate? Send them to the England!

  31. It looks like a mass Exodus… Sadly, so many people were also lost at sea. So the count will never be a true one. This reminds me of the tsunami that hit Indonesia. I hope more organizations can help.

  32. 1:16 out of the mouths of babes…we must rebuild US ALL OF US HUMAN BEINGS HELP EACH OTHER THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE TO DO GOOD WORK… Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil (JEREMIAH 13-23) Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. (GALATIANS 6:9-10)

  33. ‎سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ (53)

    Soon will We show them our Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?
    53 Fussilat

  34. Tragedies like this should be at top of the agenda of United Nations., everyone pitches in — all Nations help. Tragedy can strike anywhere in the world. A systematic orderly process to get folks to shelter and safety should be top of list.

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