NTSB: Pilot error caused fatal helicopter crash in Bahamas
Pilot error caused the helicopter crash that killed coal billionaire Chris Cline and six others in the Bahamas in 2019, federal officials said. The two pilots’ decision to take off in the AgustaWestland AW139 over water in dark night conditions with no external visual reference resulted in spatial disorientation and the subsequent crash off the coast of Big Grand Cay, according to a report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Killed in the July 2019 crash were Cline, the two pilots, Cline's adult daughter and three of her friends.news.yahoo.com
New details revealed about Congressman Gaetz's 2018 Bahamas trip
Prosecutors are continuing to investigate Florida Representative Matt Gaetz for federal sex crimes, and the details of a 2018 trip to the Bahamas could be crucial to their probe. The Republican is accused of violating sex trafficking laws and having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an underage girl. Gaetz denies all allegations, and last week called them quote "wild conspiracy theories." Marc Caputo, a national political reporter for Politico, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.cbsnews.com
Canadian National Pleads Guilty to Human Smuggling Conspiracy
A Canadian national pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to bring aliens to the United States for private financial gain in connection with his role in a scheme to smuggle aliens from Sri Lanka through the Caribbean and into the United States. During the course of the conspiracy, Chelliah worked with other human smugglers, arranging housing and transport for illegal aliens en route to Canada through the United States. The ECT program focuses on human smuggling networks that may present particular national security or public safety risks, or present grave humanitarian concerns. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance in the investigation and in securing the defendant’s extradition to the United States. The Department of Justice gratefully acknowledges the government of Turks and Caicos Islands for their valuable assistance.justice.gov
Coast Guard rescues trio stranded on uninhabited island for 33 days
The two men and a woman survived by eating conchs and rats, a Coast Guard official told a Florida news station. A Coast Guard surveillance plane spotted the castaways during a routine patrol Monday, the agency said in a statement. Coast Guard Lieutenant Riley BeecherThe Cubans said they were on the island for 33 days, the Coast Guard said. The surveillance plane's aircrew dropped food, water and a radio to the castaways, the Coast Guard said. #BreakingNews @USCG is assisting 3 people who have reportedly been stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas for 33 days.cbsnews.com
Coast Guard rescues trio stuck on deserted island for 33 days
Coast Guard rescues trio stuck on deserted island for 33 days The Coast Guard came to the rescue of three people, stuck on a deserted island in the Bahamas for more than a month. The Cuban nationals say they swam to Anguilla Key — between Key West and Cuba — after their boat capsized. One woman and two men were stuck there for 33 days, and say they survived by eating conch and rats, and building a makeshift shelter.cbsnews.com
Eta Becomes An Extratropical Low
Location 85 miles SE of Wilmington North Carolina Wind 45 mph Heading ENE at 21 mph Pressure 29.65 Coordinates 76.8W, 33.3NDiscussionAt 400 AM EST (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta was located near latitude 33.3 North, longitude 76.8 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed through Saturday. On the forecast track, Eta is expected to gradually pull away from the southeast U.S. Coast today. Eta could intensify a little as an non-tropical cyclone during the next day or so before it becomes absorbed by a larger non-tropical cyclone on Saturday or Saturday night. Tropics Models at 2:34 Friday Night, November 13thLand HazardsSURF: Swells generated by Eta will affect portions of the southeastern United States coast today.
Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas
The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina. "We are forecasting it to become a hurricane before it reaches the coast this evening," senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown said. Authorities were getting ready in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, ordering swimmers out of the water to avoid rough surf and strong rip currents. Were from Michigan, so we get snow and go through it all," Aliyah Owens, who arrived in Myrtle Beach for a summer vacation Sunday, told WTBW-TV. Anything that can move we tie down or bring inside, Philo told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach.
The Masters and other major golf tournaments are postponed due to coronavirus
A "Play Suspended" sign is seen on the leaderboard during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 09, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. The 2020 Masters golf tournament has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley announced on Friday. CBS, which broadcasts the Masters, said it supports the decision to postpone the tournament. "We are fully supportive of Augusta National's decision to postpone this year's Masters Tournament," a CBS spokesperson said in a statement. "We'll continue to work closely with our partners at Augusta National as we prioritize the health and well-being of everyone involved."cnbc.com
PGA Tour won't allow fans for foreseeable future due to coronavirus
PGA TOUR flag during the first round of the Korn Ferry Tour's The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay golf course on January 12, 2020 in Great Exuma, Bahamas. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced Thursday that The Players Tournament in Ponte Verda, Florida and all tournaments in the near future will go on as planned, but without spectators due to the spread of the coronavirus. The Tour also announced the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be postponed as a result of travel advisories issued. The PGA Tour is the latest professional sports organization to announce a change due to coronavirus. Today's announcement comes the same week the Tour announced a nine-year media deal worth an estimated $700M per year.cnbc.com
Mike Bloomberg, The Trial of Eddie Gallagher, Array of Hope
Mike Bloomberg talks with 60 Minutes about the issues facing the country and what he offers to voters; Then, Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher says he didn't kill an ISIS prisoner; And, the Bahamas going solar to protect power grid from future hurricanes.cbsnews.com
Bahamas going solar to protect power grid from future hurricanes
Bahamas going solar to protect power grid from future hurricanes A tiny country in "Hurricane Alley" is trying to be an example to the world after Category 5 storms demolished parts of its electrical grid. Bill Whitaker reports on the Bahamas' adoption of solar energy.cbsnews.com
Hurricane-ravaged Bahamas island rebuilding with storm-proof solar grids
Bahamas embracing solar power after hurricane... After Ragged Island in the southern Bahamas was devastated by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said, "Let us show the world how it can be done." 60 Minutes reports on the Bahamas' push for a more durable, greener power grid, Sunday.cbsnews.com
Bahamas holiday festival lifting spirits months after Hurricane Dorian
Freeport, Bahamas As Hurricane Dorian battered Grand Bahama in September, Tamar Stuart and his partner Keyon Morris scrambled to save their family. "I was just thinking, praying, save my kids," Morris said. Days later, they returned to find little left to salvage. That's why Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, with the non-profit Convoy of Hope, are importing a four day holiday festival. Tamar Stuart and Keyon Morris left the wonderland, arms filled with toys and groceries and their hearts with joy and gratitude.cbsnews.com
Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weather
CHICAGO (Reuters) - From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019. FILE PHOTO: A destroyed house is seen in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, September 8, 2019. The record-breaking cold snap shut schools and businesses, grounded hundreds of flights and filled emergency rooms with frostbite victims. In downtown Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of homes and businesses lost power after fires erupted at two substations near the state capitol during the hot weather. In all, just three fatalities were recorded in 2019, compared to nearly 150 lives lost during the previous two years.feeds.reuters.com
Puppy found alive in rubble one month after hurricane hit the Bahamas
(CNN) - Rescuers say they found a puppy alive in the rubble of a collapsed building, one month after Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas. Members of Big Dog Ranch Rescue found the dog, now named "Miracle," on Friday in Marsh Harbour using infrared detection from a drone, the organization's spokesman Chase Scott told CNN. Scott said that Miracle was nearly crushed to death after a building collapsed, trapping him under broken glass, an air conditioning unit and building debris. Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in early September, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds of others missing. So far, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has saved 139 dogs.
Worst appears over for Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen heads north
San Juan, Puerto Rico Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. Forecasters cautioned that more rain was in store for the region through the day but it was forecast to dissipate by Thursday as Karen headed north. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Karen is expected to stay well east of the Bahamas, which Hurricane Dorian pummeled earlier this month. A man uses a flour bag to protect himself from the rain, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico on September 24, 2019 Carlos Giusti / APCrews temporarily closed some coastal roads in southeastern Puerto Rico that became flooded after Karen hit Tuesday, leaving up to 29,000 customers without power at one point. Karen was just the latest challenge from Mother Nature for Puerto Rico.cbsnews.com
Bahamas schools damaged by hurricane
Water, water everywhere. Public schools in undamaged areas, such as Nassau, re-opened Sept. 9, and some private schools across the islands reopened last week for the start of their school year. At least five private schools were among the first on Grand Bahama to reopen after the storm. On South Abaco, which escaped the worst of the hurricane, Moore's Island Public School and Crossing Rocks Primary School reopened. Henfield, the first-grade teacher, has no answer for frustrated parents who want to know when public schools on the island might reopen their doors.
Homemade machine to bring endless fresh water to the Bahamas
FLINT, Mich. - He designed a machine that makes water from the air. Now, after Hurricane Dorian, he's trying to bring it to the Bahamas. Moses West, of San Antonio, Texas, has brought water to Flint, Michigan, and Puerto Rico -- all through his Atmospheric Water Generation machines, which extract moisture from the atmosphere and turn it into water. "This is a long-term recovery for the people there, and one of the stresses that they do not need to have is a lack of clean water," West told CNN affiliate KXAN. One issue is that West currently can't afford to leave his generators where they are permanently, so going to the Bahamas means leaving Flint.
Humberto strengthens to Category 1 hurricane
Humberto reaches hurricane strength as it churns eastward across the Atlantic. FREEPORT, Bahamas - Humberto has been upgraded to a hurricane as it moves further east into the Atlantic Ocean and away from land. The Bahamas dodged the brunt of Humberto as it passed by Saturday with sustained winds around 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm picked up speed as it moved away from the islands and strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 75 mph, Sunday night, the center said. Hurricane Humberto is about 785 miles west of Bermuda and moving northeast at 3 mph, the hurricane center said late Sunday.
Storm in Caribbean forecast to become Humberto by Saturday morning
ROANOKE, Va. - The National Hurricane Center has begun issuing advisories and forecasts for a storm that will likely become Humberto Saturday morning. Their forecast takes the storm through the Bahamas and then close to the East Coast through early next week as a tropical storm, before being ushered out to sea as a Category 1 hurricane. It's important to note, however, that there is room for change with this forecast. As you can see below, there's not a well-defined center to the storm. The reason why there's room for change is that the hurricane hunters are investigating the storm Friday.
Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian
They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the northern Bahamas. The government has cautioned that the list is preliminary and many could be staying in shelters and just haven't been able to connect with loved ones. Meanwhile, a cluster of heavy thunderstorms is heading toward the Bahamas and is expected to further drench the communities bashed by Dorian. In the Abaco islands, which Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says are mostly decimated, the search for loved ones is even more intense. I miss you so much,'" Thomas told him as they clung to each other in a long hug.
Another tropical system could soon hammer the Bahamas
NHC(CNN) - A brewing storm system is posing a new threat to the northern islands of the Bahamas hit hard by Hurricane Dorian, and meteorologists say it could likely become a tropical storm over the weekend. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for areas of the northern Bahamas, and a tropical storm watch has been issued for portions of the east coast of Florida, according to the NHC. The new storm system will likely steam toward Florida on Saturday after bringing squally winds and rain to the Bahamas. Those rain totals may be lower, with 1 to 2 inches falling across the northern Bahamas, other forecast models show. It's many days from posing any threat to the United States or the Bahamas, Van Dam said.
A Tropical Cyclone Is Expected To Form Near The Northwestern Bahamas
On this track, the system is anticipated to move across the northwestern Bahamas on Friday, and along or over the east coast of central Florida on Saturday. The disturbance is forecast to become tropical depression or a tropical storm during the next day or so. Environmental conditions are favorable for a tropical depression or tropical storm to form within the next day or two. SatelliteWatches and Warnings Changes with this advisory: The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for the following islands in the northwestern Bahamas the abacos, berry islands, bimini, eleuthera, grand bahama island, and new providence. Summary of watches and warnings in effect: A tropical storm warning is in effect for, * northwestern Bahamas excluding andros island A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names
An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorians aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters. Carl Smith, a spokesman for the countrys National Emergency Management Agency, said he expected the list to shrink as the names are checked. He said the Bahamas would hold a national day of prayer, and named hurricane response coordinators for the two most-affected islands. While power has returned to much of Grand Bahama, Smith said the electrical infrastructure around Marsh Harbour, Abacos largest city, was destroyed.latimes.com
Classmates Thrilled When Buddy Who Was Trapped in the Bahamas Thanks to Hurricane Returns to School
It was a group hug as Florida pre-schoolers were excited to see their little buddy. The boy, Makai, found himself trapped in the Hurricane Dorian-ravaged Bahamas for weeks along with his mom, Tekara Capron. After a really rough couple weeks, 3-year-old Makai finally returned home to Pembroke Pines, Florida, and his classmates were elated. I was like, oh my god, these kids have some kind of sense that Makai was missing and something happened and something went wrong and we need to comfort him, his mother said. RELATED STORIESVideo Shows Pelicans Being Rescued as Hurricane Dorian Slams Virginia CoastChef Jose Andres Feeds Tens of Thousands in Bahamas After Hurricane DorianHow That Red Jeep Ended Up on the Beach in Hurricane Dorian
Hurricane survivors struggle to start new life in Bahamas
The UK Ministry of Defence has released aerial images of the damage from Dorian on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas. NASSAU, Bahamas - Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the need to start new lives after Hurricane Dorian but with little ideas on how or where to begin. Members of the Gainesville, Florida, fire department were checking the ruins of The Mudd, the Bahamas' largest Haitian immigrant community on Great Abaco. After U.S. teams recovered some bodies, Bahamas police and medical authorities moved in to conduct autopsies and fly the bodies south to Nassau. Lightbourne, the Abaco resident now in Nassau, said she couldn't wait to escape the disaster Dorian left behind.
Tuesday marks climatological peak of Atlantic hurricane season
ROANOKE, Va. - On the heels of Dorian, September 10 marks the climatological peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico). Regardless, experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are forecasting a near-to-above average hurricane season still. There have been a total of seven named storms already in the Atlantic Basin, with Barry and Dorian each making a U.S. landfall. Hurricane season runs through November 30, with some notable storms having occurred in October. This is why it's best to be weather aware of the inland impacts, such as flooding and mudslides, even after Tuesday's climatological peak.
Evacuees describe devastation in Bahamas
FREEPORT, Bahamas - Some Hurricane Dorian survivors evacuated to the United States from the Bahamas are arriving with little more than their harrowing stories of the storm, the devastation of its aftermath, and the desperation of those left behind. Natasha Harvey, from Freeport on Grand Bahama, landed in Florida on Saturday aboard the cruise ship Grand Celebration. "People need help right now. Dorian, the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, left 70,000 people homeless on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands. "And we need help, we need all the help.
220 dogs, 50 cats died in flooding at Bahamas animal shelter
CNN(CNN) - A massive storm surge in the Bahamas killed about 220 dogs and 50 cats in an animal shelter during Hurricane Dorian, according to staffers at the shelter. Since recent storms didn't flood the shelter, Burrows thought they could survive Dorian. The silence meant more than 220 dogs and 50 cats had died in the flooding, according to Telfort and Burrows. The shelter staff survived. After the storm receded, a few more dogs died, leaving 75 dogs and 50 cats surviving, they said.
Debris slowing Bahamas search efforts
The UK Ministry of Defence has released aerial images of the damage from Dorian on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas. (CNN) - Ravaged infrastructure slowed down search and recovery efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian left behind a mess of splintered buildings, torn-off roofs, snapped power poles and scattered vehicles. Hundreds remain missing, likely buried under rubble on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands by the strongest hurricane ever to hit the archipelago nation. Pat Allard, 83, of Massachusetts said she went to the Bahamas before the storm to take care of her condo. "When we were driving up, we could smell ... death," CNN's Patrick Oppmann said about Bevans Town on the island of Grand Bahama.
Dorian is no longer a hurricane
Hurricane warnings still in effectThe storm is still dangerous with maximum sustained winds equivalent to a hurricane. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, the National Hurricane Center said. It's packing maximum winds near 90 mph, which are occurring mainly over water, the National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane center downgraded it from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday. The loss of its hurricane status means it no longer has a warm core, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said.
Social media a vital tool in search for loved ones in Bahamas
"If anyone has direct contact with the persons in Hope Town please message me," read a recent comment on one Facebook group, Dorian People Search Bahamas. Eventually, frustrated with authorities and a slow trickle of information, Bootle, her sister and cousin started a WhatsApp chat group. At first, there were about 40 people in the group, Bootle said. Bootle and others would then share that information in the WhatsApp group, sending it out to an even wider audience. She wanted to provide a 'human connection'Pritchard-Ansell, who lives on the island of New Providence with her husband and 10-month-old daughter, has expanded her efforts beyond the Facebook group Bahamas People Search.
Now a post-tropical cyclone, Dorian makes landfall in Novia Scotia
(CNN) - Dorian has left the United States but is still causing troubleThe post-tropical cyclone made landfall near Sambro Creek in Nova Scotia, Canada, at 7:15 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on Saturday. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, the center said. The hurricane center transitioned the storm from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone earlier on Saturday. Kelly Henneberry, a resident of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, had her bags packed and ready to go in case of a mandatory evacuation order. As of 8 p.m., Novia Scotia Power said 348,880 customers had lost electricity across Nova Scotia, reports CNN affiliate CBC.
Bahamas evacuees arrive at a Florida port on a cruise ship
Then, she and 16 family members were able to leave the storm-ravaged Bahamas and make their way to the safety of Florida on Saturday aboard the Grand Celebration humanitarian cruise ship. "The storm was very intense," Seymour, 57, told CNN at the Port of Palm Beach, recalling sleepless nights and lots of prayers. "It was really, really dramatic. Daisy Rolle came to the port worried about her sister, Loretta Rahming, whom she has been unable to reach since shortly after the storm hit. Art Vercillo, 64, a semi-retired doctor from New York, also returned from the Bahamas on the ship.
Bahamas' hurricane death toll is rising fast
The death toll rose to 43 and officials say that number will go up drastically as hundreds of residents remain missing, buried under the rubble. "It was like an atomic bomb went off," said Sherrie Roberts, who survived the hurricane on Abaco Islands. Search and rescue personnel who arrived on the Abaco Islands brought body bags and coolers. 'Unimaginable' death toll and human sufferingIn the neighborhoods of the wrecked islands, reminders of the disaster were everywhere. The public should prepare for "unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering," Health Minister Duane Sands told Guardian Radio 96.9 FM.
Jet skiers saved 100 trapped in Bahamas
Pintard's wife heard jet ski engines outside on Tuesday. "My daughter capsized on a jet ski as well." Jensen Burrows and d'Sean Smith, as well as a dozen other jet skiers, were able to rescue 100 people that day. Jensen Burrows and d'Sean Smith, two friends that are part of the GB Jet Ski Club, were the men that drove their jet skis to save the minister. Pintard estimated about 150 people were saved on the island on Tuesday, many who were saved on the jet skis and the others by other means.
Bahamas woman hunkered in tub 18 hours
The UK Ministry of Defence has released aerial images of the damage from Dorian on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas. (CNN) - Chermaine Smith was one of thousands of residents trapped in Hurricane Dorian's path in the northern Bahamas. Smith, who's lived almost all her life on Abaco Islands, had everything ready as the storm neared the island: "food prepared, water, everything." The next hours Smith spent crunched in her bathtub, praying to stay alive. She got inside the small room's tub and stayed put for about 10 hours, listening to the wind pound and push against the walls.
Dorian is moving away from the East Coast
2 P.M. FRIDAY UPDATE:Dorian is finally moving away from the east coast and further into the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Dorian is still a Category 2 Hurricane moving very quickly now. 8 A.M. THURSDAY UPDATE:Dorian continues to move up the East Coast, about 70 miles away from Charleston, SC. 11 P.M. WEDNESDAY UPDATE:As of 11 p.m., Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a Category 3, which makes it a major hurricane. Advisory on Friday, Hurricane Dorian is officially a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph.
Tyler Perry used his personal plane to fly aid to the Bahamas
(CNN) - Tyler Perry said he'd help the Bahamas once the storm has passed, and it seems he's followed through on that promise. On the way home Perry also brought back several passengers, including a pregnant woman who needed medical attention, the outlet reported. Perry had posted on his social media accounts on Wednesday that he would help the island rebuild after the storm had passed. Tyler Perry has a history of helping othersPerry's desire to give back to others is seen in so many examples. Born Emmit Perry Jr., Perry changed his name to distance himself from his father who beat him and his mother.
Storm surge sweeps away 5-year-old, put on roof to avoid sharks
ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas - Adrian Farrington struggled to stay afloat with his 5-year-old son after Hurricane Dorian hit their home on Abaco Island in northwestern Bahamas. After an hour of wading in the water with his fractured leg, Farrington, 38, saw fins peeking nearby, he told the Nassau Guardian. He grabbed his son and put him on top of a roof for safety, away from the dangers lurking in the water. But before he could get up to the roof to hold Adrian Farrington Jr., a gust from the hurricane dragged the boy into the surge. He jumped underwater to save his sonAs soon as the storm surge swallowed his son, Farrington pushed through debris and rushed to the other side of the roof, where Adrian had vanished into the murky waters.
Hurricanes travel 17% more slowly than they did 75 years ago
Since 1944, these major storms have slowed 17%, according to a recent study by NASA and NOAA scientists. This translates to significantly more rain and flooding for those in a hurricane's path. Scientists don't know exactly why hurricanes are moving more slowly. It dumped 51 inches in parts of Texas, setting a new US record for rainfall from a single storm. Scientists are still debating whether slowing hurricanes are linked to climate change.
Battered by Hurricane Dorian, Bahamians Help Each Other Crawl From the Debris
Residents of the Bahamas are digging out of Hurricane Dorian's destruction, only to find they must rely on each other for help as rescue workers are thwarted by mountains of debris and under water roadways. She was gingerly lowered from the back of a truck to neighbors, who then painstakingly loaded her into a car. Near the site of her rescue, another group of residents loaded people desperate for transportation into the back of a truck. The government has dispatched police, soldiers and health care workers across the devastated islands, but the going is extremely slow. RELATED STORIESHurricane Dorian Leaves a Trail of Destruction as It Winds NorthHurricane Dorian Headed Straight for Multimillion-Dollar Homes on Florida CoastEerie Video Shows Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dorian
Virginia prepares for possible effects of Hurricane Dorian
In this NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image, Hurricane Dorian, seen here as a Category 4 storm, moves slowly past Grand Bahama Island on Sept. 2, 2019, in the Atlantic Ocean. Dorian stalled over the Bahamas, dropping torrential rain forROANOKE, Va. - As Hurricane Dorian, now back up to a Category 3 storm, heads up the coast, the Commonwealth is preparing for the potential impacts. The eye of Dorian will be offshore, but these impacts stretch miles from the eye. The U.S. Navy has ordered ships based at Naval Station Norfolk to head out to sea to avoid Hurricane Dorian. 36 helicopters at Naval Station Norfolk will be going to Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida.
Rihanna among stars aiming to help the Bahamas recover from Dorian
LONDON - The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has prompted several celebs to step up and offer their support. At least 7 people were killed when Dorian battered the area and many people have been rescued from devastating flooding. Barbados native Rihanna tweeted her support and said she is exploring how to help via her Clara Lionel Foundation. "It truly breaks my heart to see the complete devastation that #HurricaneDorian is having on the Bahamas," she wrote. Rapper/actor Ludacris has announced that the proceeds from his annual charity event, LudaDayWeekend, will go to help the Bahamas.
Hurricane Dorian inching toward Florida's east coast -- latest forecast
Hurricane Dorian inching toward Florida's east coast -- latest forecast CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN with the latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian as it draws near to Florida's east coast as a powerful Category 4 storm. It has already slammed the Bahamas and caused "unprecedented damage."cbsnews.com