Bahamas hurricane death toll rises to 30

Destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian on Abaco Island.
(Image credit: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

Aid is slowly starting to make its way to people in the Bahamas who are still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

A Category 5 storm when it hit the Bahamas on Sunday, Dorian and its 185 mph winds caused total destruction in parts of Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. The Bahamian health ministry on Thursday said the death toll is now at 30, and is expected to climb significantly.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.