Listen: Nassau takes in residents from islands decimated by Hurricane Dorian
"It has been mostly sunny and nearly ninety degrees on great Abaco island in the Bahamas today the catastrophic wind and rain of hurricane Dorian have moved on to the Carolinas it is hard to find words to describe the devastation left behind one of the co resident told the Miami Herald that when he emerged after the storm all the churches were gone the death toll currently stands at twenty that is expected to rise thousands of people are homeless and children need a place to go to school those children were on the mind of Hubert menace his prime minister of the Bahamas when I reached him today in Nassau. hundreds of children hello what if the industry sometimes of the education no school opens on Monday and that's what that would be a challenge to us so that would happen to make a determination transferring many of the children yet to complete their education when you say I'm bringing the transferring the children you mean bringing them to Nassau and another cities that were not hit. after my certain members yes you can map so that they can temporary stage that I look back on the road at the education of our program I'm a defense and that we get you sound chips back into school as quickly as possible and then in terms of the physical destruction we have been watching pictures come and that our heart breaking of of you know the buildings washed away docks washed away the airports under water. I interviewed Vice Admiral Scott bushman of the U. S. Coast Guard yesterday he had just taken not aerial tour with you of some of those very hard hit areas he characterized the destruction he saw in your country as the most significant here's scene and his thirty five years of service would you just paint me a picture of of what you saw and what that was like to fly over. they're paying out. yeah rather the ballot. what for yeah the proper school more maps where water yeah you got up around town all the different and destruction thank the battery this day are banned tomorrow it will be shot. noun Robert Robert. gone. what doctors specially completely destroyed right. are on the line. it. mind boggling something you never seen before so you've described the damages generational meaning what that it will take decades to rebuild yeah it will take a long. but to be a shot that were used in the information on the web. our country back even stronger. and before we are in the band actually destroyed in the very best not at. that's right welcome to the extent of the international help came in so quickly to assist. what else do you need. actually right now we're searching the house on that they should be it. you can have in the bedroom outside of the proper combination for a long time in addition to the stock market they can be consideration the psychological impact you're talking about a thousand thousand individual. I love to be impacted one has to DO that quickly out of the question. you've been giving press conferences and addressing the nation throughout these last few days on the crisis how how hard has that been when the news has been so Graham. sh out but John my job and that it was even more difficult than I am right. what a great experience yeah right. just two days ago no driver died. I let her know I have a responsibility to the nation I'm so sorry I've been to in my hearing you correctly that your brother died two days ago. two days ago I'm so sorry you will yeah I'm quite sure that Saddam down we are very close. even if that violate continue to carry on we building the nation's most important thing is probably what structure around it not a member of the office of the Arab cabinets the all out one common goal that rebuild the country. we've been speaking with Hubert menace he is prime minister of the Bahamas Mister prime minister I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother and for the troubles of your country right now and we're very grateful for your time"