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Bahamas tackles massive clean-up after Dorian, 1,300 missing


September 13, 2019

Ramon Espinosa – Associated Press

A car is sunk in the wreckage and debris caused by Hurricane Dorian, in Mclean's Town, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019. Bahamians are tackling a massive clean-up a week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the archipelago's northern islands. Residents sift through debris as they try to save prized possessions and prepare to rebuild from one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas - Pastor Jeremiah Saunders stood in the golden afternoon sun and barely blinked as he debated what to pick out from the ruins of the church he built 22 years ago in the seaside village of High Rock on the eastern end of Grand Bahama island.

A black-and-blue necktie floated in a pool of water. Nearby, a ruptured set of drums lay toppled on its side. Bone-white sea shells were nestled in tufts of grass, flung there by the surging floodwaters that had carried Saunders for 200 yards until he managed to grab hold of a large pine tree branch, where he spent two days after Hurricane Dorian crashed ashore.


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