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Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next

Updated : 2019-09-09 09:46:25

A week after one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record ploughed into the archipelago nation of 400,000 people, the capital city faced a wave of thousands of evacuees fleeing hard-hit areas including Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, where some 90 percent of the infrastructure was damaged or destroyed.

By Sunday, a week after one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record ploughed into the archipelago nation of 400,000 people, the capital city faced a wave of thousands of evacuees fleeing hard-hit areas including Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, where some 90 percent of the infrastructure was damaged or destroyed.(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
By Sunday, a week after one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record ploughed into the archipelago nation of 400,000 people, the capital city faced a wave of thousands of evacuees fleeing hard-hit areas including Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, where some 90 percent of the infrastructure was damaged or destroyed.(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A damaged graduation photo is seen on the ground in a destroyed neighbourhood in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A damaged graduation photo is seen on the ground in a destroyed neighbourhood in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Bahamian officials were still pulling bodies from the wreckage across the island and acknowledged that the official death toll of 43 was likely to rise markedly. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Bahamian officials were still pulling bodies from the wreckage across the island and acknowledged that the official death toll of 43 was likely to rise markedly. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A woman rides a bicycle past a destroyed neighbourhood. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A woman rides a bicycle past a destroyed neighbourhood. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Some 70,000 people need food and shelter, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme's estimate. Interviews with evacuees this week shone a light on the extent of Dorian's destruction. Survivors avoided death but lost homes, jobs and hospitals. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Some 70,000 people need food and shelter, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme's estimate. Interviews with evacuees this week shone a light on the extent of Dorian's destruction. Survivors avoided death but lost homes, jobs and hospitals. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A dog walks on top of a roof in a damaged neighbourhood. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A dog walks on top of a roof in a damaged neighbourhood. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A destroyed church is seen next to the sea in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A destroyed church is seen next to the sea in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
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