Aerial photos reveal catastrophic damage in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian

PHOTO: An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019, in Great Abaco, Bahamas.PlayScott Olson/Getty Images
WATCH Aerial footage shows devastation in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Early aerial images show the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas. The strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record destroyed buildings, brought floods and ripped apart roadways.

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Rescue personnel are attempting to assess the damage and reach the most vulnerable victims, yet many areas remain inaccessible.

PHOTO: An aerial view of destroyed structures on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area, on Sept. 4, 2019. Scott Mcintyre/The New York Times via Redux
An aerial view of destroyed structures on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area, on Sept. 4, 2019.
PHOTO: An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019, in Great Abaco, Bahamas. Scott Olson/Getty Images
An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019, in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

Following an air tour on Tuesday, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said authorities haven't been able to make a full assessment on the ground yet. He described the islands as "decimated" and the destruction "unprecedented."

PHOTO: An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019 in Great Abaco, Bahamas. Scott Olson/Getty Images
An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.
PHOTO: An aerial view of destroyed structures on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Scott Mcintyre/The New York Times via Redux
An aerial view of destroyed structures on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
PHOTO: An aerial view shows devastation after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. Michelle Cove/Trans Island Airways via Reuters
An aerial view shows devastation after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019, in this image obtained via social media.

Photos taken from above reveal cargo containers and boats tossed like toys, roadways stripped of asphalt and towns under water. Roofs torn from buildings and debris litter the land and trees and piers have been stripped bare.

PHOTO: Residents look through the remains of a home after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019. Joe Skipper/Reuters
Residents look through the remains of a home after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.
PHOTO: Debris and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019. Paul Halliwell/UK Ministry of Defence via AFP/Getty Images
Debris and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019.
PHOTO: A flattened building scattered near a pool after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019. Joe Skipper/Reuters
A flattened building scattered near a pool after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.

The British Royal Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard were deployed to help with rescue efforts and deliver food, water and supplies.

PHOTO: An aerial view of devastation after hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019. Terran Knowles/Our News Bahamas via Reuters
An aerial view of devastation after hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019.
PHOTO: Floodwaters cover a low-lying area of the Bahamas, Sept. 2, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian swept over the islands. U.S. Coast Guard via Redux
Floodwaters cover a low-lying area of the Bahamas, Sept. 2, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian swept over the islands.
PHOTO: A boat tossed into the middle of a roadway after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019. Joe Skipper/Reuters
A boat tossed into the middle of a roadway after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.
         
              
                     
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