Caribbean (MNN) — Preliminary search and rescue efforts are wrapping up two weeks after Hurricane Dorian left parts of the Bahamas in items. The loss of life toll at present stands at 51 however specialists warn it will rise as assist employees uncover extra our bodies.
One preliminary estimate locations Dorian damages at $7 billion in Abaco, Grand Bahama, and New Windfall. Although Dorians path introduced it previous a number of Caribbean nations, the storm spent most of its time over Grand Bahama and Abaco, thereby inflicting essentially the most injury on these islands.
UN Secretary Normal Antnio Guterres toured broken areas in Abaco and Grand Bahama over the weekend. He described Dorians wrath as Class Hell as an alternative of the Class 5 classification usually utilized by meteorologists.
Hurricane season is usually a grim affair within the Caribbean. Steve Shantz says TransWorld Radio needs to spotlight hope within the aftermath of storms like Dorian. When a storm does hit an space and folks’s lives are affected, we put particular programming on the air, he explains.
These are often packages that take care of how to deal with issue in life, how to deal with catastrophe, methods to put your hope in Christ; additionally, methods to take care of grief and methods to take care of loss.
Together with particular packages, TWR broadcasts Christian packages like A Phrase With You, Household Life Right this moment, and Pedrito El Pulpo from Bonaire to surrounding islands — together with the Bahamas. Be taught extra about TWRs work right here.
The Atlantic hurricane season is just about midway achieved. Forecasters predict between two and 9 extra named storms earlier than the tip of the yr, together with a couple of extra main hurricanes like Dorian.
Pure disasters depart believers powerless in each means however one prayer.
There’s plenty of open water on the market within the Caribbean and within the Atlantic. Our prayers might be that storm tracks take [major] storms primarily by open water and away from locations of heavy inhabitants, Shantz suggests.
We all know that these storms could cause unbelievable injury and unbelievable distress.
Ask the Lord to strengthen and luxury those that survived Hurricane Dorian. Pray listeners will discover hope and encouragement by TWRs broadcasts.
Header picture depicts Hurricane Dorian as a Class four storm. Photograph obtained through Wikimedia Commons.