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Old 09-12-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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CaptainNJ No reason to bring Trump into this and call people names.
its not trump, its the attitude of many of his supporters. generally speaking im referring to "consertives" or "neo cons." people that pretend to hate the government except that favor limitless military spending.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:21 PM
 
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i understand that it was sarcasm (which is a very low end form of humor) and i responded appropriately.
Its so cute that you think that you did.
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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Not seeing much on what's going on in the Bahamas. Of course it's going to be a slow process to try to find the deceased. It looks like 53 people have been found deceased with those numbers expected to rise once they can get cadaver dogs in to help them find where the bodies are in the rubble. They can smell them but they can't easily see them.

Hurricane Dorian Situation Report #11 (September 23, 2019) - from International Medical Corps - Published on 23 Sep 2019
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The death toll from Hurricane Dorian rose to 53 during the past week but more than 1,000 remain missing and the number of fatalities is expected rise.

On Grand Bahama, the island’s main container port in Freeport has resumed normal activities, with trucks seen leaving the port loaded with urgently needed building materials required to begin the daunting task of rebuilding damaged and destroyed homes, businesses and other structures lost to the hurricane.
In this crippled part of the Bahamas, US medics can smell more bodies than they can find - By Rosa Flores and Holly Yan, CNN - Video by Anne Lagamayo and Nick Scott, CNN - Updated 3:23 AM ET, Sun September 22, 2019

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East Grand Bahama (CNN)It takes just seconds here to be overwhelmed by the stench of death.
More than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian wiped out entire neighborhoods, East Grand Bahama still looks like a war zone.

The official death toll across the Bahamas is 52. But that number is expected to skyrocket, with 1,300 people still missing two weeks after the hurricane.

Some may be trapped under mountains of rubble where houses once stood. Others may have been washed away in the storm surge, their bodies only recently surfacing on land.

Steinlage said the bodies she encountered had most likely washed up during the storm surges because there were no standing structures anywhere in sight.
"They need to bring cadaver dogs out here to find them," she says. "Right now, they are just (considered) missing."

The medics hope many of the missing residents evacuated, either before or after the storm. But they fear many are dead.

By the end of their first day in East Grand Bahama, the medics identified at least 30 locations where they smelled corpses -- even if they couldn't see them.
3 weeks after Dorian, the smell of death hangs heavy in the Bahamas as 1,300 remain missing - By Associated Press - Posted Sep 23 2019 03:31PM EDT - Video Posted Sep 23 2019 05:46PM EDT - Updated Sep 23 2019 05:47PM EDT

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A preliminary report estimates Dorian caused some $7 billion in damage, but the government has not yet offered any figures. Crews have started to remove some debris on the islands, but they are moving slowly to avoid accidentally disturbing any bodies lying in the rubble.

On many parts of Eastern Grand Bahama, the smell of dead bodies permeates the air.

At least 42 people died in Abaco and eight in Grand Bahama, and Minnis has warned that number will increase significantly.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:52 AM
 
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I know, I knew this was coming.
Very upsetting, sigh. All I can do is give $ to the relief groups.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to resume commercial sailings through 'voluntourism' - By: Alanna Quillen - Posted: 7:27 PM, Sep 25, 2019 - Updated: 11:18 PM, Sep 25, 2019
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The Grand Celebration ship will depart this Friday evening from the Port of Palm Beach for two-day trips to Grand Bahama.

Fares will start at $109 per person with 50 percent off for a second traveler in the room. The fares apply for both tourists and volunteers.

“As much as we want to help the volunteers get there and help Grand Bahama we also don’t want to shortchange our regular passengers. So we have lowered the overall prices so that everyone can benefit from them, whether you are cruising or are a volunteer,” said Khosa.

Tourists can choose to stay on the boat or be taken to the south part of Grand Bahama, the least affected by the hurricane.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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Dorian death toll increases to 56 - September 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm - By Royston Jones Jr.
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The confirmed death toll as result of Hurricane Dorian has increased to 56 — nine in Grand Bahama and 47 in Abaco.

The number of missing people remains at 608. That figure was originally 1,300, but declined as displaced residents in shelters were cross-referenced with the list of people missing.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 AM
 
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The death toll is now at 58.



In the Bahamas, you can smell more bodies than you can find

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The government death toll remains, officially, at 58 , but nobody here in Nassau believes it. The conventional wisdom among locals holds that hundreds of the 1,300 still reported missing were swept out to sea, but as the massive debris removal gets underway, the smell implies a different story.
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Old Yesterday, 12:19 PM
 
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Still finding bodies. Very sad.
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Old Today, 06:54 AM
 
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I found a few more articles. One, a 1 year old puppy was found pinned under rubble. He should be fine once they get him fed and put some weight on him.

This is the 1st I'm seeing of a massive oil spill. The 2nd article has a lot of great pictures that shows how massive the spill is.

The last article is saying the official death toll is 61 which is 3 more then the article I posted yesterday.

Puppy found alive in rubble one month after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas Posted 8:46 AM, October 7, 2019, by CNN Wire
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Members of Big Dog Ranch Rescue found the dog, now named “Miracle,” on Friday in Marsh Harbour using infrared detection from a drone

Miracle was nearly crushed to death after a building collapsed, trapping him under broken glass, an air conditioning unit and building debris.

The 1-year-old mixed breed had been surviving only on rainwater, and was “skeleton thin and unable to walk,”
Hurricane Dorian Spilled More Than a Million Gallons of Oil in the Bahamas - By Yessenia Funes - Monday 11:39am

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Nearly 1.5 million gallons of oil have spilled since Hurricane Dorian destroyed an oil storage facility on Grand Bahama Island last month. The worst part? Equinor, the company that owns the oil facility, still isn’t done cleaning up the mess, which means the final total will be higher than it is right now.
This article has a lot of great pictures showing the oil spill and how massive it is
In The Bahamas, Dorian Revealed Rising Storm Threat To Oil Infrastructure - Nearly a million gallons of oil spilled at an Equinor storage terminal during the Category 5 hurricane. The cleanup is ongoing. - By Chris D’Angelo - 10/06/2019 08:00 am ET
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Although the company has not said how much oil actually spilled, spokesman Eskil Eriksen told HuffPost in a Wednesday email that crews have recovered more than 22,000 barrels — or 924,000 gallons — of petroleum product at and around the facility. That’s more than three times the 6,000 barrels of oil the company had recovered as of Sept. 24 ― indicating that the spill is much bigger than previously suggested.
Naples Botanical Garden heading up Bahamas environmental recovery effort - Reporter: Janae Muchmore - Writer: Briana Harvath - Published: October 8, 2019 3:35 PM EDT - Updated: October 8, 2019 4:56 PM EDT
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There is a total of 61 people dead and 600 still missing in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through weeks ago.

Those numbers are still expected to climb.
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