New video shows family’s harrowing brush with Hurricane Dorian

Nine people were hunkered down in the house, including a 4-year-old, when a storm surge struck and broke a window, allowing the wind to blow right through the living room.
1:29 | 09/11/19

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Transcript for New video shows family’s harrowing brush with Hurricane Dorian
The official death poll has now climbed to fifty. And this evening what we have not seen before what it was like for a family for loved ones. Trapped inside this home when the category five hurricane hit tonight what it looks like from inside a home. When this happens here's ABC's Marcus Moore from Nassau. Tonight new video shows one built harrowing brush with hurricane Dorian. John slack and his wife Tisch got watching the storm movement at a friend's house on treasure key because he thought their house would be too dangerous nine people. Including the four year old boy. Helpless the storm surge pounds the hall breaking the window that category five wind blowing right through the living room. That was when things really started going down so quickly. Horrible we you know how high. It when the eye passed over they tried to escape in his vehicle. But he got stuck in the mud for first aren't apt where those winds. I don't idle you want us thought we were gonna make it. Slack his wife and three other people wound up writing up the backside of Dorian in this SUV for seventeen hours. Before making their way back to the howls the interior now completely destroyed. Slacks as the fact that their vehicle was stuck in the mud likely saved their lives because it meant the win couldn't blow their SUV away. In the meantime here in the Bahamas officials are considering using cruise liners as temporary shelters for thousands of storm survivors who have nowhere to go.

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