Devastation, desperation remain in the Bahamas after Dorian

Vic Micolucci returns to hurricane-ravaged islands to document relief efforts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Bahamas strives to recover from Hurricane Dorian, News4Jax anchor and reporter Vic Micolucci on Monday traveled to the Bahamas to bring supplies to some of the hurricane victims.

One of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded, Dorian razed parts of the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday that the death toll currently stands at 56, with 600 people still missing.

Thousands of people who were left homeless are living in tough conditions. Many areas are without power and water.

In the immediate aftermath of Dorian, Micolucci spent 96 hours on the ground with relief crews in the hardest-hit areas of the Bahamas. Though this week marks Micolucci's third time in the Bahamas since Dorian, he said the devastation and desperation still remain everywhere he looks. 

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"Today, we spent our time going up and down the Abacos. In the morning, Treasure Cay. In the afternoon, Marsh Harbour," he said Tuesday. "(They're) two of the hardest-hit areas where there was significant damage. Most of the people have evacuated to Grand Bahama or Nassau."

Although groups are bringing food, water and supplies, Micolucci said it is a difficult situation.

On the ground in Treasure Cay, the Abacos.

Posted by WJXT4 Vic Micolucci on Monday, September 30, 2019