Bahamas Will Need ‘Huge Rebuild’ After Dorian: Bahamas Official | MSNBC
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BEST WISHES TO YOU, SIR. THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING WITH US. THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING WITH US. THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE, THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE, BEACHES ARE CLOSED, JO. BEACHES ARE CLOSED, JO.>>NBC’S JULIA BAGG, THANKS SO>>NBC’S JULIA BAGG, THANKS SO MUCH. MUCH. JOINING ME ON THE PHONE, THE JOINING ME ON THE PHONE, THE DIRECT OF TOURISM AND AVIATION. DIRECT OF TOURISM AND AVIATION. THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE PHONE THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE PHONE WITH US. WITH US. WE PROOSHGT APPRECIATE THIS. WE PROOSHGT APPRECIATE THIS.>>YOU’RE VERY WELCOME, JO.>>YOU’RE VERY WELCOME, JO. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>HOW ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE>>HOW ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE BAHAMAS DOING TODAY? BAHAMAS DOING TODAY? WE’VE SEEN PRETTY DISTURBING WE’VE SEEN PRETTY DISTURBING VIDEOS, A LOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEOS, A LOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA KAGTD KAGTD INDICATING A TOUGH SITUATION. INDICATING A TOUGH SITUATION.>>JO, THIS IS A GOOD DAY FOR>>JO, THIS IS A GOOD DAY FOR ALL BAHAMIANS, YESTERDAY, WE ALL BAHAMIANS, YESTERDAY, WE THOUGHT IT WAS HARROWING ENOUGH, THOUGHT IT WAS HARROWING ENOUGH, DORIAN WAS OVER THE COAST OF DORIAN WAS OVER THE COAST OF ABACO. ABACO. OF COURSE, TODAY, WE HAVE A OF COURSE, TODAY, WE HAVE A BETTER LOOK AT THE DAMAGE THAT BETTER LOOK AT THE DAMAGE THAT TOOK PLACE ON ABACO. TOOK PLACE ON ABACO. THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES, IN FACT, PROBABLY THEIR HOMES, IN FACT, PROBABLY 80% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION ARE 80% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION ARE NOW WITHOUT HOMES. NOW WITHOUT HOMES. WE KNOW THAT THE WATER TABLE IN WE KNOW THAT THE WATER TABLE IN ABACO HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. ABACO HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. SO IN TERMS OF DRINKING WATER, SO IN TERMS OF DRINKING WATER, POTABLE WATER, THAT’S A POTABLE WATER, THAT’S A CHALLENGE. CHALLENGE. AND THEN TO WAKE UP TO HEAR THAT AND THEN TO WAKE UP TO HEAR THAT DORIAN — WE WERE EXPECTING IT DORIAN — WE WERE EXPECTING IT TO HIT GRAND BAHAMA AND THE I TO HIT GRAND BAHAMA AND THE I WOULD FREEPORT, THE CAPITAL OF WOULD FREEPORT, THE CAPITAL OF THAT ISLAND, BUT THAT IT’S NOW THAT ISLAND, BUT THAT IT’S NOW SITTING THERE, MOVING AT 1 MILE SITTING THERE, MOVING AT 1 MILE PER HOUR. PER HOUR. AND THE IMAGES THAT ARE COMING AND THE IMAGES THAT ARE COMING OUT, I MEAN, IT JUST BREAKS YOUR OUT, I MEAN, IT JUST BREAKS YOUR HEART AS A BAHAMIAN. HEART AS A BAHAMIAN. AND I THINK THE WORLD, THEY’RE AND I THINK THE WORLD, THEY’RE ALL FEELING THE SENSE OF ALL FEELING THE SENSE OF HOPELESSNESS AND HELPLESSNESS OF HOPELESSNESS AND HELPLESSNESS OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING. WHAT PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING.>>WELL, WE CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW,>>WELL, WE CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, ARE REALLY THINKING OF YOU GUYS ARE REALLY THINKING OF YOU GUYS AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ALL OF AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ALL OF THOSE AFFECTED HERE. THOSE AFFECTED HERE. YOU MENTION THE DRINKING GING WA YOU MENTION THE DRINKING GING WA SITUATION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. SITUATION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO MAKE SURE FOLKS HAVE ENOUGH MAKE SURE FOLKS HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO DRINK FOR THE COMING WATER TO DRINK FOR THE COMING WEEKS? WEEKS?>>NO, AND THIS WILL BE ONE OF>>NO, AND THIS WILL BE ONE OF OUR APPEALS GOING OUT, BECAUSE I OUR APPEALS GOING OUT, BECAUSE I DON’T THINK ANYONE ANTICIPATED DON’T THINK ANYONE ANTICIPATED JUST WHAT THIS HURRICANE WOULD JUST WHAT THIS HURRICANE WOULD BRING. BRING. AND WHILE YOU ALWAYS THINK THAT AND WHILE YOU ALWAYS THINK THAT YOU’RE PREPARED THAT YOU’VE YOU’RE PREPARED THAT YOU’VE PREPARED FOR THE WORST, WELL, PREPARED FOR THE WORST, WELL, THEN ALONG COMES DORIAN, AGENCY THEN ALONG COMES DORIAN, AGENCY A A AS A CATEGORY 5. AS A CATEGORY 5. AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED HAS JUST AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED HAS JUST BEEN UNPRECEDENTED. BEEN UNPRECEDENTED. AND SO, AS SOON AS THE ALL-CLEAR AND SO, AS SOON AS THE ALL-CLEAR IS GIVEN FOR THE ISLAND, WE WILL IS GIVEN FOR THE ISLAND, WE WILL BE TRYING TO GET SUPPLIES IN, AS BE TRYING TO GET SUPPLIES IN, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY AND A MATTER OF URGENCY AND PRIORITY. PRIORITY.>>SO, YOU NEED WATER.>>SO, YOU NEED WATER. YOU GUYS NEED SUPPLIES. YOU GUYS NEED SUPPLIES. WHAT ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, WHAT ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, IN TERMS OF THE AIRPORTS AND IN TERMS OF THE AIRPORTS AND ROADS IN THESE AFFECTED AREAS OF ROADS IN THESE AFFECTED AREAS OF THE BAHAMAS? THE BAHAMAS? ARE YOU ANTICIPATING THAT ALL OF ARE YOU ANTICIPATING THAT ALL OF IT IS UNDER WATER? IT IS UNDER WATER?>>NOT ONLY ARE WE ANTICIPATING>>NOT ONLY ARE WE ANTICIPATING IT FROM IMAGES THAT WE HAVE IT FROM IMAGES THAT WE HAVE SEEN, ADMITTEDLY, THEY’RE FROM SEEN, ADMITTEDLY, THEY’RE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT EVEN FROM RELIABLE SOURCES BUT EVEN FROM RELIABLE SOURCES WHO ARE SENDING OUT IMAGES WHEN WHO ARE SENDING OUT IMAGES WHEN THEY’RE ABLE TO. THEY’RE ABLE TO. THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS TOTALLY THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS TOTALLY UNDERWATER. UNDERWATER. AND WE KNOW WHEN THE GOVERNMENT AND WE KNOW WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS ABLE TO GET OUT TO ASSESS IS ABLE TO GET OUT TO ASSESS PROPERLY, THE TOLL, IN TERMS OF PROPERLY, THE TOLL, IN TERMS OF DAMAGE, IS GOING TO BE DAMAGE, IS GOING TO BE UNPRECEDENTED. UNPRECEDENTED. SO IF SOMEONE ASKS ME WHAT DO I SO IF SOMEONE ASKS ME WHAT DO I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE NEED. THINK THAT THE PEOPLE NEED. AND I SAID, EVERYTHING START AND I SAID, EVERYTHING START FROM WHEN YOU WAKE UP TO WHEN FROM WHEN YOU WAKE UP TO WHEN YOU GO TO BED. YOU GO TO BED. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. AND THAT’S INCLUDING THE AND THAT’S INCLUDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE. INFRASTRUCTURE. SO, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO SO, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO INTO A HUGE REBUILD. INTO A HUGE REBUILD. OBVIOUSLY BUILDING UP OBVIOUSLY BUILDING UP PEOPLE’S — JUST THEIR PSYCHE PEOPLE’S — JUST THEIR PSYCHE AND GETTING THEM OUT OF WHAT AND GETTING THEM OUT OF WHAT THEY’VE EXPERIENCED IS WOW. THEY’VE EXPERIENCED IS WOW.>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN TERMS>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN TERMS OF CONTACT WITH OTHER COUNTRIES OF CONTACT WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE REGION? IN THE REGION? ARE YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE U.S. ARE YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT? GOVERNMENT? HAS THE WHITE HOUSE REACHED OUT HAS THE WHITE HOUSE REACHED OUT TO OFFER ANY SORT OF ASSISTANCE TO OFFER ANY SORT OF ASSISTANCE YET? YET?>>SO, I HAVE TO REALLY JUST>>SO, I HAVE TO REALLY JUST COMMEND EVERYBODY. COMMEND EVERYBODY. THE UNITED STATES, IN FACT, THE UNITED STATES, IN FACT, UNITED STATES HAS ALREADY SENT UNITED STATES HAS ALREADY SENT OUT I THINK A NAVY VESSEL. OUT I THINK A NAVY VESSEL. SO, THEY’RE SENDING OUT SUPPORT. SO, THEY’RE SENDING OUT SUPPORT. I KNOW THE GOVERNMENT OF UNITED I KNOW THE GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS REACHED STATES OF AMERICA HAS REACHED OUT TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE OUT TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. THE WHOLE REGION OF THE THE WHOLE REGION OF THE CARIBBEAN, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE CARIBBEAN, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE REACHING OUT. REACHING OUT. AND THEY’RE ALL REACHING OUT AND THEY’RE ALL REACHING OUT WHICH IS HEARTWARMING AND SAYING WHICH IS HEARTWARMING AND SAYING WE’RE SEEING IT, WE WANT TO WE’RE SEEING IT, WE WANT TO HELP. HELP. WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT CAN WE DO? AND BECAUSE WE’RE ALL SORT OF AND BECAUSE WE’RE ALL SORT OF LOCK AND KEY, I’M HERE IN THE LOCK AND KEY, I’M HERE IN THE CAPITAL, NASSAU, JUST FROM THE CAPITAL, NASSAU, JUST FROM THE OUTERBAND, WE EXPERIENCED OUTERBAND, WE EXPERIENCED FLOODING OVERNIGHT AND REALLY FLOODING OVERNIGHT AND REALLY HAMPERED IN MOVEMENT. HAMPERED IN MOVEMENT. I WANT TO SAY ALMOST TO THE I WANT TO SAY ALMOST TO THE RESIDENTS OF FLORIDA, THIS STORM RESIDENTS OF FLORIDA, THIS STORM IS SO STRONG, EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT IS SO STRONG, EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE DIRECT PATH, THES AND THE IN THE DIRECT PATH, THES AND THE SURGES PREPARE FOR THAT. SURGES PREPARE FOR THAT.>>DIRECTOR JIBRILU OF THE

100 thoughts on “Bahamas Will Need ‘Huge Rebuild’ After Dorian: Bahamas Official | MSNBC

  1. Oh my, just sitting there is the worse. I live in Ohio and Ivan came up the Ohio river valley and just sat here for a week. So much ran and destruction and in all my years i have never seen a hurricane so far inland. Of course we still had most of out homes because at that point it was just a storm system but the flooding was unreal.

  2. Don't worry, Trump will be there after the storm to have a "good time" and toss paper towels to a pre-screened group of people.
    Problem solved…

  3. You ain't getting new gun laws in Texas. Repeat there will be no new gun laws passed in Texas. How do you feel about that? Moronic Dufisses.

  4. Some say global warming makes the hurricanes a bit nastier. More energy when the water is just a couple degrees warmer. But President Trump in his scientific wisdom knows that's just a scientist conspiracy to get more grant money. I'm so glad we have such a wise and scientifically adept President to keep us from being suckered by the rest of the world.

  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas The Bahamas (/bəˈhɑːməz/ (listen)), known officially as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,[10] is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the Caribbean. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of "the Bahamas" can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands.[citation needed] The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes the Bahamas territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.

    The Bahamas were inhabited by the Lucayans, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taíno people, for many centuries.[11] Columbus was the first European to see the islands, making his first landfall in the 'New World' in 1492. Although the Spanish never colonised the Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans to slavery on Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.

    The Bahamas became a British crown colony in 1718, when the British clamped down on piracy. After the American Revolutionary War, the Crown resettled thousands of American Loyalists
    in the Bahamas; they brought their slaves with them and established
    plantations on land grants. African slaves and their descendants
    constituted the majority of the population from this period on. The
    slave trade was abolished by the British in 1807; slavery in the Bahamas
    was abolished in 1834. Subsequently, the Bahamas became a haven for
    freed African slaves; the Royal Navy resettled there the Africans liberated from illegal slave ships, North American slaves and Seminoles
    escaped here from Florida, and the government-freed slaves carried on
    US domestic ships that had reached the Bahamas due to adverse weather
    conditions. Today Afro-Bahamians make up 90% of the population of 332,600.[11]

    The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1973 with Elizabeth II as its queen.[11] In terms of gross domestic product per capita, the Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas (following the United States and Canada), with an economy based on tourism and finance.[12]

  6. I’m in the Bahamas right now (Freeport Grand Bahama) and all we’re hearing is people trapped in their own homes with water coming in. So much places are flooded but it’s not flooding in my house. So many videos and photos posted of houses filled with water so I’m obviously scared but all I can do is pray

  7. Have a place in Abaco but wasn’t willing to take the risk and stay after seeing the storm track. Heart goes out to my friends and family still there:(

  8. Yeah, Yeah! We go through this crap every year, with MSNBC and other cable media pumping up something that will turn out to be a dud, as it's showing it is.
    The only folks that suffer these storms are islands. Once it hits the Florida shores it fizzles out, and like now, 1-2 inches of rain and off and 70 mph winds. Poof! It's gone.
    But what really gets me is the map shown where it's supposedly swirling so fast. STOP IT!!!
    The satellite view shows it swirling very slowly, not in a speeded red outcast motion you all present.
    Again; the media pumping up something that isn't as bad as they're presenting. We get worst storms in the midwest by comparison.
    And by the way; it has nothing to do with climate change. I saw that being pitched as a possibility of such a storm. We get these hurricanes every year, and have since time immemorial. So it isn't about climate change.
    The dangerous storms are those in the Gulf, not the outer edges of Florida or east coast if America.
    Report responsibly please, and not with hyped up crap. Thank You!

  9. These people are using hammers or whatever they can find to break out of their attics so they and their children don't drown inside, just to sit for potentially days on what's left of the roof waiting to be "rescued" to another location which doesn't even have drinking water available. They have watched their neighbors homes destroyed and had their children ripped from their grasp & dragged off by waves. Shame on the people commenting "who's gonna foot this bill?". Exactly how heartless can you truly be? Sickening

  10. everyone please donate what you can. this is total devastation for Bahamians. logistics for an island chain are very difficult to aid. stay strong!

  11. the funny thing about this is that stations like this are going to dig up the old "Trumps fault" stories from Puerto Rico and just insert "Bahamas" for "Puerto Rico".

  12. And "The Dumb Donald" is playing golf! What a disgusting human being he is. Dumb, uninformed, and mentally ill. In a way it's almost scientifically interesting to see a person mentally disintegrate every day on television. The 25th amendment was written for what if not this guy.

  13. censorship, uhm 😇, what does it take to get banned from communist censorship google, how about fireman are so obsessed with presenting a false public image of themselves that they are even giddy about starting a fight with fire 🔥, monkey america says the fire started the fight, created in the image of an delinquent adolescent God that has no morals whats so ever, deviant God has more rules than you could throw a rule book at and no morals what so ever, read your history books God is a cruel sciopath, how about Gods church going door to door business included in the days of the pope demanding what is called religious tax burning those alive mot able to pay, what this means is that God is in love with pavlaws law and monkey see monkey do law not humans, cruel sociopath God is not looking for love like he insists in the bible he is a cruel sciopath, a con artist and a sociopath, ban me google i don't like conformity as much as you and you can believe that, america the moral illusion, and trump is not going to be shaken up by world events anytime soon, he is a cold hearted sadist sciopath, your not moral google because you enforce rules your amoral sciopaths, merry christmas

  14. Do they really expect they will get any real aid from the Trump Administration? Talk is cheap the governments of other countries are always big on the promises of help but rarely follow through. I hope they aren't depending on the Trump administration for any real help especially as the US will be spending billions just helping the people of Florida and the east coast after Dorian has left it's path of devastation there too. If they want to know what their future is going to look like they should ask the people of Puerto Rico.

  15. Good thing the island is full of very wealthy people from all kinds of other countries have second homes there not to mention don't they hide their money there too. So they shouldn't have a problem rebuilding at all

  16. Unfortunately I assumed everything was going to be underwater being a small group of islands with a cat 5 storm surge.

    I compared it before it hit with Katrina striking as a cat 4 destroying the Levy's and the pumps were not working so I expected many deaths after rescue missions get underway. I also fear in their case, others swept out to sea unfortunately. God be with them and please America send supplies asap.

  17. When politicians talk about "diversity," what they always mean is "fewer White people."
    When they say "Diversity is our greatest strength," what they mean is "White people are our greatest weakness."
    Diversity means chasing down every last White person.
    Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  18. I am screaming why aren't these communities investing in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_dmHesn7GA atmospheric water harvesters, have them on hand for pete sake, solar panels….commmon people this isn't the first catastrophic hurricane and wont be the last quit moaning and ACTUALLY do [email protected]!

  19. Well that sooks Bahamas.

    Best start writing to mexico and cuba to help ya out.

    We "RACIST" White Men of America can tell you to FOOK OFF from us.

  20. AT MSNBS WE KNOW TRUMP AIN'T REALLY THE CAUSE OF EVERYTHING , BUT WE'RE GONNA MAKE HIM !!
    P.S. THE RACIST RUSSIAN SPY !!!

  21. If there's more people of color than white people on that island they're not going to get very much help from Trump if it's more white people the people of color then maybe

  22. Why didn't US do this for Puerto Rico only reason their getting help is because he has property there. Dump this doesn't give you an ounce of kudos

  23. Physics called this said it would be under water. I thought they were nuts they said it would be our own doing because we are not taking care of the enviroment

  24. Anyone see a Russian collusion running around in here? Hahahaha, fake news. Guess you pucks are disappointed Dorian want slam into the US so you can blame President Trump. Well, there is still the bucket mouth hag mayor of San Juan.

    KAG, TRUMP 2020

  25. Ummm.. Don't worry, Presuhdent Gump will throw toilet rolls at you again which solves everything.
    Anyway, must dash – Sasha Baron Cohen's making a new film and I need to stop him before he does something sensible…

  26. Wow such devastation is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to all the Caribbean islands now forced to rebuild after such a monumental storm.

  27. Trump used his satanic powers to stop the hurricane over the Bahamas cuz brown and black people live there ! And you know that Trump hates brown and black people ! Isn't that right MSNBC !

  28. I would advise to check out the fox news coverage on this one, they've got Hurricane Hunters flying on the of the hurricane with a clearly climate learned. pilot commentating on developments.

  29. Except for the Japanese earthquake, I don’t think a country has ever been ravaged like the Bahamas have been from this hurricane!!! These poor people have nothing left, nothing!!!
    🙏🙏🙏the world prays for you🙏🙏🙏

  30. Not surprising, the racist and amoral self-centered contrast of Trump's close interaction with FEMA when Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida, with his appalling lack of concern when that same hurricane threatened Americans in Puerto Rico. That's our Donald all over!

  31. Hope the democraps don't steal the hurricane money, and supply's like like they did in Puerto Rico! And then blame my President like he had something to do with it. If you want the truth about your hoax " climate change" see climate expert Dr.Patrick J. Michaels.

  32. My heart goes out to everyone affected. Sending prayers and supplies. I believe too this is just the beginning. Rebuilding is going to be needed for the rebuilt.

  33. feel sorry for the poor support by the president, of course the voting people are responsible for dropping the donald in the white house 😩

  34. I have my funds at that fiscal paradise . . will I need to worry ? did the water took my secure Dollars? haha do you think uncle Sam's long fingers could reach and grab it?

  35. THAT LADY EXPLASHICIATING, HOW 80% OF HOMES ARE GONE BUT ONLY 5 DEAD SO FAR, CHICK GOT HER BEGGING CUP OUT ALREADY. Caribbean houses are built with CONCRETE,
    Most will lose their roofs but most homes will make it.

  36. We all need to come together and help each other,,,This is Unprecedented disaster Im from south Fla I want to come to help my neighbors by the sea.

  37. Climate change will bring more Cat. 4 and 5 hurricanes to region.. Why rebuild? The rich will leave. Tourists will come for what? Climate refugees coming.

  38. This is so horrible! We need to get organized and find ways to help rebuild the island and help people survive. This is so beyond sad. My hearts and prayers go out to all effected!

  39. We need to cut our military budget by 50% to rebuild these messes and rebuild Americas infrastructure. Currently the military industrial complex consumes nearly 70% of American federal budget. I was in the military and have seen major waste of tax dollars and that was only what I had seen. Imagine the waste military wide…… I'll bet we waste 1/3rd of military funding at minimum.

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