Aerial photos reveal catastrophic damage in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian

Images from the air reveal devastation in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian.

September 04, 2019, 9:51 PM

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.

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.
An aerial view of destroyed structures on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through the area, on Sept. 4, 2019.
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PHOTO: An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019, in Great Abaco, Bahamas.
An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019, in Great Abaco, Bahamas.
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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.
An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on Sept. 4, 2019 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Residents look through the remains of a home after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.
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PHOTO: Debris and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019.
Debris and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019.
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PHOTO: A flattened building scattered near a pool after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.
A flattened building scattered near a pool after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.
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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.
An aerial view of devastation after hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019.
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PHOTO: Floodwaters cover a low-lying area of the Bahamas, Sept. 2, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian swept over the islands.
Floodwaters cover a low-lying area of the Bahamas, Sept. 2, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian swept over the islands.
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PHOTO: A boat tossed into the middle of a roadway after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.
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
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