Tag: Hurricane Dorian

‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back from Bahamas

‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back from Bahamas

| Tom Tracy | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

An expert in disaster search and rescue who recently concluded a 13-day post-Hurricane Dorian operation in the Bahamas said that if there are scores of undiscovered fatalities there, their bodies were likely claimed by the sea.

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Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

| Tom Tracy | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

As catastrophic as Hurricane Dorian was, the characteristic optimism of Bahamians will help soften the painful recovery to come, according to a hurricane-preparedness volunteer in Nassau.

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Florida senators ask Trump to waive visa requirements for some Bahamians

Florida senators ask Trump to waive visa requirements for some Bahamians

| Tom Tracy | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, two Florida Republican senators have asked President Donald Trump to waive or suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamian citizens with relatives residing in the U.S.

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Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims

Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims

| September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there.

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Bahamian Catholic school administrator describes current desperation

Bahamian Catholic school administrator describes current desperation

| Tom Tracy | September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

An interim parish administrator and assistant principal of the St. Francis de Sales Parish and School in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, said his school was in ruins and the island is in a desperate state following Hurricane Dorian.

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Death toll in Bahamas likely higher than reported, local resident says

Death toll in Bahamas likely higher than reported, local resident says

| Tom Tracy | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Bahamanian government’s estimated death toll from Hurricane Dorian is likely to rise if and when members of the Haitian immigrant community are accounted for and when search and rescue operations begin in earnest, said an attorney in the Bahamas.

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President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

| Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.

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‘You have to have faith,’ Bahamian resident says of Dorian recovery

‘You have to have faith,’ Bahamian resident says of Dorian recovery

| Carol Zimmermann | September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathy Nottage, a resident of Elbow Cay — an 8-mile-long stretch in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas — has had to take a lot of things by faith in the days since Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas and left much of the islands in rubble or underwater.

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Florida Catholic Charities officials closely watching Dorian’s path

Florida Catholic Charities officials closely watching Dorian’s path

| Tom Tracy | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

While it appeared Sept. 3 that Hurricane Dorian would skirt Florida’s east coast, the widespread catastrophic damage to the Bahamas associated with the historically large and powerful storm is not going unnoticed.

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