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Here in Grand Bahama everyone we speak to needs something; food, water, fuel or help rebuilding.

More tonight on @CBSNews
One of the most disturbing things I have seen on #GrandBahama which shows you the many layers of despair survivors face.

#prayforthebahamas
Today we also reached the @Equinor oil facility #Dorian ripped apart.

The company tells @cbsnews it “has not identified any oil on beaches” or “observed leakage of oil from our terminal to the sea.”

#PrayForTheBahamas
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Ever since I interviewed Kerry Emanuel at the onset of the 2018 #hurricane season, I've been showing some of the results of his team's downscaling approach that, combined with model simulations, can yield projected return periods for outlier cyclone events.

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At my public outreach and educational presentations, I've shown how a hurricane like Irma at 180 MPH approaching Barbuda, a 1-in-800 year event, could have its return period reduced to 1-in-80 years by the end of this century. Similarly ...

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A hurricane like María at 155 MPH approaching Puerto Rico, a 1-in-200 year event, could have a return period of 1-in-20 years by late this century.

I'm sure some of my followers that have seen my presentations in person recall me showing these slides.

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Here's a thread on a few of the more harrowing stories @Reuters reporters heard from #Dorian survivors awaiting relief flights in Abaco, #Bahamas, Thursday into Friday:
1. Fritz Cerisier, in broken English & struggling with emotions, mistook me for an aid worker, asked if I could help his 5-yo son. The boy had been vomiting non-stop for 3 days, and Fritz, whose home was destroyed by #Dorian, could not see a doctor because Abaco is in ruins.
2. Fritz was alone with a sick 5-yo he could not help. His wife, injured in the hurricane, had already been transported off-island. I think Fritz and his son made the last flight out Thursday night, but I'm not sure.
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Death toll in the Bahamas likely to multiply rapidly as rescue workers uncover true picture in badly hit areas. More flights are going with supplies, more people coming out — including 91 year old Jean Lowe, who’s lived here all her life. British aid efforts also increased. @GMB
Becky & Ryan tell me the most incredible tale of survival @GMB, how they saved their children from raging flood waters. David Lowe, another lifelong resident, shares pictures of his destroyed community- in a landscape “changed forever” by #HurricaneDorian.
The scale of devastation is shocking with an incredible challenge ahead to help those in dire need. People arriving from the chaos on #Abaco tell of a breakdown in law and order, with gangs roaming the streets. Many are asking the #Bahamas govt to accept more international help.
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#HurricaneDorian2019 If you’re interested in helping The Islands of The Bahamas rebuild here’s a thread of what you can do. Feel free to add to it or send me information so I can add to it
#Verified GoFundMe:
HeadKnowles - gofundme.com/f/headknowles-…

Lend a Hand Bahamas - lendahandbahamas.networkforgood.com/projects/80136…

Songwriters in Paradise (Hopetown relief) - gofundme.com/f/Hope4HopeTown
Items donation - #NewProvidence

New Providence Community Centre (NPCC) - Blake Road. 7:30am to 9pm
Accepting nonperishable food, empty 5 gallon water bottles, toiletries, baby items, tarps, hammers, nails, chainsaws, flashlights, and batteries.
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#Breaking: Just in - A US coast guard has seen arriving at the island of #Abaco at the #Bahamas islands to provide assistance and to report the damage on the island.
#Update: The US has no obligation to help the people of the #Bahamas, but president Trump's cabinet with the help of #Florida state will be providing assistance and medical, food supplies soon at the Island of #Abaco.
#Breaking: Just in - At least three #US coast guard helicopters have arrived on the island of #Abaco on the #Bahamas islands, with more helicopters incoming reports suggest to provide assistance and help to the people on the island.
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#Breaking: Just in - Strong gusts of continues winds pounding some Islands of the #Bahamas rights now, as the category 5 #hurricane Dorian going to make soon its landfall on the Islands, and is heading towards the #US.
#Breaking: Just in - There is a update report that Gusts up to 200Mph is hitting the islands of the #Bahamas right now from the #Hurricane Dorian, seek shelter right now and don't go outside.
#Update: Just in - Sea surge being reported north at the island of #Abaco at the #Bahamas islands from #Hurricane Dorian.
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