While Hurricane Dorian roars through the northern Bahamas, emergency officials are urging residents in Grand Bahama, who are in life-threatening situations, to text in their locations so rescue teams can evacuate them.
In a statement, Don Cornish, administrator for Freeport, said, “Please be advised that rescue efforts are currently on standby and every effort will be made when the weather permits.”
He continued, “We also encourage you not to attempt to leave your home and you should move to the highest point in your house.”
Deputy Prime Minister and East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest told The Nassau Guardian that things are “bad, real bad”.
“We are witnessing devastating storm surges and rescue efforts [are] underway to save people trapped in raging floods,” he said.
“It’s not good as many residential areas are completely flooded.”
The emergency contacts are:
Residents in severely flooded areas are urged to send their locations to 559-5202.