"Dorian's Toll: Bahamas Officials Say 2,500 Missing In Storm's Wake"

"NASSAU, Bahamas - Around 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, a number that may include people who fled to shelters around the Caribbean island chain, authorities said on Wednesday.

More than a week after the top-of-scale Category 5 hurricane ravaged Great Abaco Island, Freeport and other parts of the tourism-dependent country, the number of those officially registered as missing was another sign the storm’s death toll may rise significantly over the 50 reported so far.

“This list has not yet been checked against government records of who are staying in shelters or who have been evacuated,” National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Carl Smith told a news conference. “The database processing is underway.”"

Zachary Fagenson reports for Reuters September 11, 2019.


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Source: Reuters, 09/12/2019