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First Images Of Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged Bahamas Shows Devastating Destruction | NBC Nightly News


TONIGHT, AND WE BEGIN OUR COVERAGE WITH MORGAN CHESKY IN THE OUR COVERAGE WITH MORGAN CHESKY IN THE HARD-HIT BAHAMAS. MORGAN CHESKY IN THE HARD-HIT BAHAMAS.>>Reporter: TONIGHT HARD-HIT BAHAMAS.>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE BAHAMAS>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE BAHAMAS UNRECOGNIZABLE. THE BAHAMAS UNRECOGNIZABLE. THE FIRST IMAGES FROM UNRECOGNIZABLE. THE FIRST IMAGES FROM ABOVE ABACO SHOWING THE FIRST IMAGES FROM ABOVE ABACO SHOWING ISLAND PARADISE ABOVE ABACO SHOWING ISLAND PARADISE TURNING PARADISE LOST. ISLAND PARADISE TURNING PARADISE LOST.>>ABSOLUTE TURNING PARADISE LOST.>>ABSOLUTE DEVASTATION, AND IT>>ABSOLUTE DEVASTATION, AND IT REALLY IS HEART DEVASTATION, AND IT REALLY IS HEART BREAKING JUST FROM THE REALLY IS HEART BREAKING JUST FROM THE AIR. BREAKING JUST FROM THE AIR. IT LOOKS COMPLETELY AIR. IT LOOKS COMPLETELY LEVELED. IT LOOKS COMPLETELY LEVELED.>>Reporter: DEBRIS LEVELED.>>Reporter: DEBRIS FIELDS FOR MILES.>>Reporter: DEBRIS FIELDS FOR MILES. HOUSES SURROUNDED BY FIELDS FOR MILES. HOUSES SURROUNDED BY WATER. HOUSES SURROUNDED BY WATER. AND BOATS LITTERED WATER. AND BOATS LITTERED ACROSS THE ISLAND. AND BOATS LITTERED ACROSS THE ISLAND.>>ABACO IS GONE. ACROSS THE ISLAND.>>ABACO IS GONE.>>Reporter: WITH>>ABACO IS GONE.>>Reporter: WITH AIRPORTS UNDER WATER,>>Reporter: WITH AIRPORTS UNDER WATER, MANY RELIEF EFFORTS AIRPORTS UNDER WATER, MANY RELIEF EFFORTS ARE NOW ON STAND BY. MANY RELIEF EFFORTS ARE NOW ON STAND BY. THE ISLAND BLASTED ARE NOW ON STAND BY. THE ISLAND BLASTED WITH HURRICANE FORCE THE ISLAND BLASTED WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS FOR NEARLY TWO WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS FOR NEARLY TWO DAYS STRAIGHT. WINDS FOR NEARLY TWO DAYS STRAIGHT. AND ON NEIGHBORING DAYS STRAIGHT. AND ON NEIGHBORING GRAND BAHAMA, RECORD AND ON NEIGHBORING GRAND BAHAMA, RECORD FLOODS CAME FAST. GRAND BAHAMA, RECORD FLOODS CAME FAST. SATELLITE PICTURES FLOODS CAME FAST. SATELLITE PICTURES SHOW THE ISLAND NEARLY SATELLITE PICTURES SHOW THE ISLAND NEARLY SWALLOWED UP BY THE SHOW THE ISLAND NEARLY SWALLOWED UP BY THE SEA. SWALLOWED UP BY THE SEA. A COMBINATION OF STORM SEA. A COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND FEET OF RAIN A COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND FEET OF RAIN AS DORIAN STALLED OVER SURGE AND FEET OF RAIN AS DORIAN STALLED OVER THE ISLAND. AS DORIAN STALLED OVER THE ISLAND.>>AS FAR AS POURING THE ISLAND.>>AS FAR AS POURING IN YOUR HOUSE, IT’S SO>>AS FAR AS POURING IN YOUR HOUSE, IT’S SO SURREAL. IN YOUR HOUSE, IT’S SO SURREAL.>>Reporter: LOCAL SURREAL.>>Reporter: LOCAL JOURNALIST RUSHED OUT>>Reporter: LOCAL JOURNALIST RUSHED OUT OF THE HOME WADING JOURNALIST RUSHED OUT OF THE HOME WADING THROUGH CHEST HIGH OF THE HOME WADING THROUGH CHEST HIGH WATER TO SURVIVE. THROUGH CHEST HIGH WATER TO SURVIVE.>>IT WAS 30 FEET WATER TO SURVIVE.>>IT WAS 30 FEET DEEP.>>IT WAS 30 FEET DEEP. IN TWO MINUTES IT WAS DEEP. IN TWO MINUTES IT WAS LIKE UP TO OUR KNEES. IN TWO MINUTES IT WAS LIKE UP TO OUR KNEES. IT KEPT COMING IN. LIKE UP TO OUR KNEES. IT KEPT COMING IN.>>Reporter: DORIAN’S IT KEPT COMING IN.>>Reporter: DORIAN’S EARLY NUMBERS OUT OF>>Reporter: DORIAN’S EARLY NUMBERS OUT OF THE TWO ISLANDS ALONE EARLY NUMBERS OUT OF THE TWO ISLANDS ALONE ARE STAGGERING. THE TWO ISLANDS ALONE ARE STAGGERING. 45% OF THE HOMES ARE ARE STAGGERING. 45% OF THE HOMES ARE BELIEVED TO BE DAMAGED 45% OF THE HOMES ARE BELIEVED TO BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. BELIEVED TO BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. MORE THAN 60,000 OR DESTROYED. MORE THAN 60,000 PEOPLE WILL NOW NEED MORE THAN 60,000 PEOPLE WILL NOW NEED FOOD AND ACCESS TO PEOPLE WILL NOW NEED FOOD AND ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER. FOOD AND ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER. WITH THE WEATHER CLEAN DRINKING WATER. WITH THE WEATHER FINALLY CLEARING UP, WITH THE WEATHER FINALLY CLEARING UP, TODAY’S MISSION, FINALLY CLEARING UP, TODAY’S MISSION, SEARCH AND RESCUE. TODAY’S MISSION, SEARCH AND RESCUE. ALL DAY LONG A TEAM OF SEARCH AND RESCUE. ALL DAY LONG A TEAM OF MILITARY HELICOPTERS ALL DAY LONG A TEAM OF MILITARY HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN MAKING RUNS MILITARY HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN MAKING RUNS TO ABACO ISLAND, HAVE BEEN MAKING RUNS TO ABACO ISLAND, BRINGING THEM BACK TO ABACO ISLAND, BRINGING THEM BACK HERE TO NASSAU FOR BRINGING THEM BACK HERE TO NASSAU FOR MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL HERE TO NASSAU FOR MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT. MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT.>>WE HAVE NEVER TREATMENT.>>WE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING>>WE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN OUR LIFE. EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN OUR LIFE.>>Reporter: ADRIAN LIKE THIS IN OUR LIFE.>>Reporter: ADRIAN TREATED SOME OF THE>>Reporter: ADRIAN TREATED SOME OF THE VERY FIRST PEOPLE TO TREATED SOME OF THE VERY FIRST PEOPLE TO ARRIVE. VERY FIRST PEOPLE TO ARRIVE.>>I CAN TELL THIS IS ARRIVE.>>I CAN TELL THIS IS HITTING YOU.>>I CAN TELL THIS IS HITTING YOU.>>IT’S MY COUNTRY, MY HITTING YOU.>>IT’S MY COUNTRY, MY PEOPLE.>>IT’S MY COUNTRY, MY PEOPLE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT PEOPLE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT DORIAN’S RESPONSIBLE>>Reporter: TONIGHT DORIAN’S RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST FIVE DORIAN’S RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST FIVE DEATHS AND DOZENS OF FOR AT LEAST FIVE DEATHS AND DOZENS OF INJURIES. DEATHS AND DOZENS OF INJURIES. AS MANY ON THE ISLANDS INJURIES. AS MANY ON THE ISLANDS REMAIN CUT OFF, STILL AS MANY ON THE ISLANDS REMAIN CUT OFF, STILL TRAPPED AND LEFT REMAIN CUT OFF, STILL TRAPPED AND LEFT WAITING FOR HELP TO TRAPPED AND LEFT WAITING FOR HELP TO COME. WAITING FOR HELP TO COME. AND TONIGHT I’M TOLD COME. AND TONIGHT I’M TOLD THOSE RESCUE EFFORTS AND TONIGHT I’M TOLD THOSE RESCUE EFFORTS WILL BE ONGOING WELL

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