United Nations officials have estimated that as of this morning, “more than 60,000 people in the northwest Bahamas will need food following the devastation left by Dorian.”
Preliminary calculations show that 45,700 people on Grand Bahama island may need food, along with another 14,500 in the neighboring Abaco islands.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says some 62,000 people also will need access to clean drinking water.
Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands said Dorian devastated the health infrastructure and massive flooding has rendered the main hospital unusable. Although the hospital is sheltering 400 people, they need food, water and surgical supplies.
Crews are trying to airlift between five and seven end-stage kidney failure patients from Abaco who haven’t received dialysis since Friday.
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