Hurricane Dorian is the most powerful storm to ever hit the Bahamas. Making landfall as a Category 5 on September 1, the hurricane not only brought flooding rains and wind gusts up to 220 mph, but it stalled over the area, moving at just 1 mph for much of the day. The devastation is greatest on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. More than 13,000 houses, or about 45 percent of all homes, were damaged or destroyed in these areas, The Associated Press reports.
The reported dead is approximately 50, however, with thousands missing, the death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers work through the devastation.
Thousands of people on the majority Black islands need food and clean drinking water.
COAL calls on its members to pray for the people of the Bahamas and to do what you can, if you can.
Below are information and various charities focused on responding to the need for major relief for the people of the Bahamas.
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