“The medics hope many of the missing residents evacuated, either before or after the storm. But they fear many are dead.”
The medics identified at least 30 locations where they smelled corpses — even if they couldn’t see them.
One nurse practitioner and Army veteran,said she hopes cadaver dog teams would come and find the bodies.
“If they don’t, the decomposing bodies could lead to a cholera epidemic. You just can’t leave them,” she said.
“No one would ever in their wildest dream would believe a storm would come like that,” he added.
All he has now fits in a small overnight bag.
“I don’t know what the plan is. But I’m just going by faith. We’re starting all over again, because I lost everything.”
“The teacher said he would love to rebuild on East Grand Bahama. He’s bought another ticket to return by boat on October 1.
But he knows that might not be possible. He has no job to return to, and the building he worked in is destroyed.”
Moving forward, he said: “After this, I really don’t think the Bahamas will be the same,” he said. “It will not be the same.”