Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas

  • Published: 08 September 2019
  • The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on the recovery effort from Grand Bahama.

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Comments • 556

  • Kaptain Kody
    Kaptain Kody  2 months back

    I say nobody can say anything against this unnatural act of God, or Odin, or any God. The people who inhabit Bahamas also take American tax money. They also bring aids to our country. They do not help themselves; they are weak.

    • unique lopez
      unique lopez  2 months back

      Wow this is the latest up date ,from 4 days ago can we get more current info ?

      • Bill Seidel
        Bill Seidel  2 months back

        I'm glad the US is helping. I served in the USCG back in the eighties and got the chance to help a number of Bahamian people at sea after hurricanes (none as bad as Dorian!) - Beautiful people.

        • FIGS
          FIGS  2 months back

          Messages you get from people who has true pure hatred.

          Leon The Professional
          FIGS hey, today's 9/11. Guess what, I'm having a BBQ in my country! Want to know what it smells like? It smells like the burning flesh of dead Americans!😍🥰🤣😂😀😃😄😁😆😅 BURN BABY BURN LIKE DISCO INFERNO! 😀😃😄😁😆😅😂🤣🥰😍🤩🤗😛😝😜🤪

          • tom jones
            tom jones  2 months back

            The Bahamas Government can get a lot of advice from the country of Japan in how to rebuild its nation.

            • Netboy1
              Netboy1  2 months back

              Red Cross took in $500 mill for Haiti didnt even build a play ground for kids...pretty sure they wont build anything in the Bahamas...

              • The Unknown
                The Unknown  2 months back

                Stop buying oil time for Tesla car

                • d d
                  d d  2 months back

                  I thought you guys were supposed to be over there helping what about FEMA what about Red Cross actually don't anybody give your money to FEMA or Red Cross because they are liars. The people reporting from the Bahamas are saying that there is no food is no water there's no police there's no recovery or research efforts from the government and other big named organizations the only people that are having them are individual Christians out of the kindness of their hearts and out of their own pockets

                  • Walkin Bonita
                    Walkin Bonita  2 months back

                    Nwo got their drill.

                    • Art's Adventure
                      Art's Adventure  2 months back

                      look at marcia

                      • Sherry rohr
                        Sherry rohr  2 months back

                        Instead of supporting illegals we should help these people

                        • ann skaggs
                          ann skaggs  2 months back

                          Corporate Bahamian government. They cannot escape because their government will not allow it.

                          • 앤더슨프란
                            앤더슨프란  2 months back

                            Meanwhile, back at the ranch, a ferry full of refugees with children were kicked off of a boat headed for the US being told they were not welcome in the US and would be arrested and held as criminals if they tried to seek asylum there cause that's who we are now.

                            • revolution revelation
                              revolution revelation  2 months back

                              My heart goes out to these people but they don't all need to come here to United States they need to leave some men to help get it back in order to work not to come over here and Leach

                            • Sitcky. Buns
                              Sitcky. Buns  2 months back

                              The Bahamas want to tax and tariff all the boats that are coming in for supplies it’s all bout the money, they would rather think about how they can make money of this then help these people.

                              • mrcassonova1
                                mrcassonova1  2 months back

                                If they bring all those people into Florida they won't want to go back to the Bahamas when its built back.

                                • basant vimal sharma
                                  basant vimal sharma  2 months back

                                  Reporters are crazy everything changes after any disaster including lines at fuel pumps.

                                  • Lisa Holte, Your Access To The Red Carpet!

                                    Prayers for the Bahamas 🙏🏻🙏🏻

                                    • DFS54
                                      DFS54  2 months back

                                      Here we go again: black and brown people sitting around waiting for Whites to rescue them.

                                      • Scott.
                                        Scott.  2 months back

                                        I constantly hear how terrible we Americans are for not miracleing the people of the Bahamas instant food, new houses, and new stuff. America does NOT own the Bahamas, it is an independent country, recently released from British rule. Yes, we feel bad for you, we feel terrible for your losses, but demands? Screaming at us? Why is this America’s fault ? Why are you mad at us? Our Coast Guard, Navy, Hospitals, Line Technitians, everyone jumped to help!

                                        • Chad Coley
                                          Chad Coley  2 months back

                                          Don’t let the media in if they’re out going to help. It just seems like they walk around filming the news doing absolutely nothing else.

                                          • Wakeuptheblacknation
                                            Wakeuptheblacknation  2 months back


                                            • 101perspective
                                              101perspective  2 months back

                                              I heard we over funded the military by a few billion and plan to use that on a pointless wall. Couldn't Congress divert those funds to help during this humanitarian crisis?

                                              • John Doe
                                                John Doe  2 months back

                                                Strange no rescue
                                                Like St Martin

                                                • Steve Wilcox
                                                  Steve Wilcox  2 months back

                                                  it is not an American territory or country this belongs to the United Kingdom their government control

                                              • Drew Hendley
                                                Drew Hendley  2 months back

                                                This is a place to visit not to live

                                                • ZiggyLu 2022
                                                  ZiggyLu 2022  2 months back

                                                  Receive Jesus into your lives and hearts because none of us know when we will be taken and our soul required of us. Make sure to know your eternal salvation is secure and you will be safe with God eternally. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart today. ♥️

                                                  • Danny451 Fuentes
                                                    Danny451 Fuentes  2 months back

                                                    Why doesn't this "Jesus" character come and feed thousands with a couple of fish and a loaf of bread like he did in that book of fairy tales?

                                                  • dean nelson
                                                    dean nelson  2 months back

                                                    Yeah and where was he during the storm!

                                                • Pug Tato
                                                  Pug Tato  2 months back

                                                  Wow that looks badass

                                                  • I like apples I like apples

                                                    It’s black people so the government would care even less about them.

                                                    • nolan Make
                                                      nolan Make  2 months back

                                                      They said, that's where all the evil money is Bank, from money laundering, drug money and many more.
                                                      Maybe God just remind them of their evil ways.

                                                      • Edward JLo
                                                        Edward JLo  2 months back

                                                        Deaths were caused by looting.
                                                        Sad to read of Bahamas survivors looting and shooting each other for food and gains. Mankind not so.
                                                        Post apocalypse sub humanity. Just predatory animals.

                                                        • Patricia Smith
                                                          Patricia Smith  2 months back

                                                          I have a media room , I am willing to accept a couple . sorry I do not have any rooms for children . Can guarantee the man a job . I own a business . The media room has a bathroom, refrigerator , ice maker , and microwave . I am praying for you all from South Carolina , United States

                                                          • onlythewise1
                                                            onlythewise1  2 months back

                                                            should make there houses out of bricks

                                                            • onlythewise1
                                                              onlythewise1  2 months back

                                                              more white mans technology needed to save them

                                                          • greg clemons
                                                            greg clemons  2 months back

                                                            YOU IDIOTS ,ALABAMIANS ARE THE VICTIMS HERE FOOLS THIS IS FAKE NEWS YOU JUST BEEN BAMBOOZLED BY FOX ACTORS smh doesn't anyone listen to their government leaders anymore ?😁

                                                            • science wins
                                                              science wins  2 months back

                                                              My wife and I sent $$$ to the Red Cross!

                                                              • science wins
                                                                science wins  2 months back

                                                                @Drew Hendley That's "allegidly"! Th main detractor I found was Charles Grassley who I wouldn't believe on his death bed!. The red Cross claims 91% of the donations make it to the right places! I have no reason not to believe them! How do you help people in need? Or do you just enjoy calling people people names that try? You could have just offered friendly advice instead of name calling. So that being said... I don't believe anything you say!

                                                              • Drew Hendley
                                                                Drew Hendley  2 months back

                                                                Why You Shouldn't Donate to the Red Cross. During times of disaster, many feel obligated to make donations in order to help out. ... After 9/11, the Red Cross received over 1 billion dollars in donations and used it to open a few shelters. They allegedly charged rescue workers for the food and drinks they served! CNN 2018

                                                              • Drew Hendley
                                                                Drew Hendley  2 months back

                                                                science wins No...Suckers for giving money to red Cross, look it up they don’t do anything to help

                                                              • science wins
                                                                science wins  2 months back

                                                                @Drew Hendley Suckers for helping human beings who's lives have been torn apart?

                                                              • Drew Hendley
                                                                Drew Hendley  2 months back

                                                                science wins suckers

                                                            • Eugene Mesagna
                                                              Eugene Mesagna  2 months back


                                                              • Republi Cuban
                                                                Republi Cuban  2 months back

                                                                Aren't the BAHAMIANS and the BAHAMAS considered ENGLISH SUBJECTS and ENGLISH HOLDINGS to the BRITISH EMPIRE? And Loyal to Queen Elizabeth of ENGLAND??
                                                                Has anyone even heard the BRITISH GOVERNMENT or the MONARCHY mention that they will be sending help soon??.................WHY DO I HEAR CRICKETS??........ I GUESS IT'S TRUMPS FAULT.

                                                                • travelerwithstyle
                                                                  travelerwithstyle  2 months back

                                                                  Bahamas is a independent nation since 1973 after 325 years of British rule (they still have the monarchy like Canada). America, Pres. Trump, and American taxpayers have no obligations there. The real question is what is the Prime Minister of Bahamas doing?, why have they not moved pre-positioned equipment and supplies in yet?, what is the Bahamas government doing?

                                                              • jorge pearl
                                                                jorge pearl  2 months back

                                                                as sea levels are rising and storms are getting stronger because of climate change, most islands are doomed and emmigration is best

                                                                • dean nelson
                                                                  dean nelson  2 months back

                                                                  You're a clueless idiot you know that right! Most of the Caribbean islands are quite mountainous and global warming will lead to a decrease in Hurricane activity! Now my major in college with meteorology what was yours!

                                                              • BigBollocks
                                                                BigBollocks  2 months back

                                                                I’m sorry, but I went there several times and the country is very wealthy. Ask Michael Douglas! Even the taxi drivers are a complete rip off.

                                                                • Captain Hobbit
                                                                  Captain Hobbit  2 months back

                                                                  God said, build your house on a rock.....not the sand.

                                                                  You didnt listen.....

                                                                  Learned yet?

                                                                  • blazingsaddles012
                                                                    blazingsaddles012  2 months back

                                                                    Why should we care? They should have endless cash from tourist industry. I suggest take all USA welfare money and send that and stop welfare payments here for awhile.

                                                                    • travelerwithstyle
                                                                      travelerwithstyle  2 months back

                                                                      Bahamas is a independent nation since 1973 after 325 years of British rule. America, Pres. Trump, and American taxpayers have no obligations there. The real question is what is the Prime Minister of Bahamas doing?, why have they not moved pre-positioned equipment and supplies in yet?, what is the Bahamas government doing?

                                                                  • Melicia
                                                                    Melicia  2 months back

                                                                    How about atlantis the palm?

                                                                    • Palo olaP
                                                                      Palo olaP  2 months back

                                                                      Geo engineering caused this the world government is destroying the world

                                                                      • B R
                                                                        B R  2 months back

                                                                        Where is their Government ? Their Government should have had a plan to move people before and after the storm. They should have had a cadaver team to go in and pick up the deceased, to set up a temporary morgue. One man from the Bahamas asks where help is, and said that America is the only one helping them. I see supplies coming in with Americans daily. Surrounding areas that were not hit need to pitch in and help. Prayers for every one of these people that help comes soon. They need generators, gas, food, clothing, even pop up shelters would help to shelter them from the elements. Most want to leave the island as they are being told it may be a year to get electricity and water back. Boats and planes are needed to move these people. With a storm that size, your officials KNOW they need to have boots on the ground immediately to help the people.

                                                                        • John Doe
                                                                          John Doe  2 months back

                                                                          Given the global warming which increase the risk of large hurricanes, and the sea level rise which is accelerating, it's not advisable to rebuild anything in this area, leave while you can.

                                                                          • Republi Cuban
                                                                            Republi Cuban  2 months back

                                                                            If i recall the LARGEST HURRICANE in HISTORY hit the Florida Keys well over 100 years ago.....NO SUV's BACK THEN to cause GLOBAL WARMING?

                                                                        • Amy
                                                                          Amy  2 months back

                                                                          How are supplies dwindling when they keep getting more every day? Is the government stealing it?

                                                                          • saved saved
                                                                            saved saved  2 months back

                                                                            The U.N. is stepping up with relief supplies .....also Rhode island National guard on thier way ..also Canada .....hurry get these people out of there gets more contaminated by the day..

                                                                            • MilatarSugar
                                                                              MilatarSugar  2 months back

                                                                              I don’t understand how people could be saying that an island with about 20,000 people could only have about 40 deaths. that makes no sense. maybe they haven’t found anymore. idk. but I am sure that because of that hurricane, more than 40 people died.... ☹️

                                                                              • Promise Has come
                                                                                Promise Has come  2 months back

                                                                                I hope the samething doesn’t happen like piers Rico where supplies were sitting in trucks weeks and weeks

                                                                                • Leon The Professional
                                                                                  Leon The Professional  2 months back

                                                                                  Because it ended up on military bases that the people didn't have access to.