MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – There are 2,500 people on the list of those missing after Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamian government announced.
But the names have yet to be cross-checked against the lists of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Grab Your Umbrella, The Rain Returns To South Florida
Carl Smith, a spokesman for the country’s emergency management agency, says he expects the list to shrink as it is checked.READ MORE: Hollywood Police Looking For Possible Witnesses To Fatal Shooting Of Officer Yandy Chirino
More than a week after Dorian smashed thousands of homes on the country’s Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the death toll stands at 50 and is expected to rise, with search-and-rescue crews still making their way through the ruins.
While power has returned to much of Grand Bahama, Smith says that the electrical infrastructure around Marsh Harbour, Abaco’s largest city, was destroyed.MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Forte By Chef Adrianne Connects People With Authentic Italian Food, Wine, And Stories
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