- After 13 days covering Dorian and it’s aftermath, it’s with deeply mixed emotions that I head home for a break. Conditions are extremely challenging. No power, no water, it’s been over a week since anyone in my amazing team has had a shower or a real meal. Having covered the storm, the rescues and the aftermath, we have hit the wall. Bahamians have it far far worse and we are in awe of their resilience. My colleagues on the ground here will continue to follow where this heartbreaking story goes. We still don’t have an accurate number of the missing or dead. Aid is still taking too long to arrive. I am going home to give my kids a badly needed hug and will be back. My deepest thanks to @jaaydaay and @josecnn. Please keep Bahamians in your thoughts.From my friend @aprespinosa who has been covering Dorian in the Bahamas since before the storm hit and as always has been doing amazing work. “Synobia Reckley holds up the dress her niece wore as a flower girl at her wedding, as she goes through valuables in the rubble of her home destroyed one week ago by Hurricane Dorian in Rocky Creek East End, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Synobia, 25, married two days after Hurricane Mathew in 2016, which passed over her home without doing serious damage.”Nine days here and I am still stunned by the ferocity of Hurricane Dorian. I have never seen a storm that inflicted such overwhelming devastation. @jaaydaay, @josecnn and I went to McLean’s Town, the eastern most point of Grand Bahama Island today by boat as the road has been impassable since the storm. Everything there is twisted, shattered and upside down. The harbor is full of submerged cars. Houses have been blown apart. Residents no longer recognize their town. My story will be on @cnn @newdaycnn tomorrow.Hurricane Dorian hit a week ago but there are many places in the Bahamas that look as if the storm just struck there. On Grand Bahama there has been little -if any- aid arriving to the most devastated areas.About an hour from Freeport, the extreme devastation on the eastern tip of Grand Bahama Island is terrifying. Dorian hit here as a Category 5 and leveled whole towns.The Freeport Airport.Freeport resident Howard Armstrong describes to CNN how his wife drowned in front of him after the storm surge from Hurricane Dorian swamped their home. The water flooded the home to the point that they had to climb on top of their kitchen cabinets, Armstrong said. Only their heads were above the water. After hours of waiting in the flooded house for rescue Armstrong’s wife succumbed to hypothermia and slipped under the water. “She was gone so quickly,” Armstrong said as he waited for his wife’s body to be recovered.Filming people being rescued from flooding caused by Dorian but we are still getting pelted by hurricane force wind and rain. The storm is refusing to let up on the Bahamas. Photo @jaaydaayIncredible Hurricane Dorian time lapse shot by mi amigo CNN cameraman @josecnnBeautiful weather over Freeport in the Bahamas this morning but that is going to change dramatically as Hurricane Dorian approaches this weekend. The powerful hurricane is expected to cause extensive damage both here in the Bahamas and in Florida. If you are in the storms path take care! I will be covering Dorian from the Bahamas as the storm approaches Florida.Photo I took of a bodega in Havana in the late 90’s. Things in these government-run neighborhood markets look pretty much the same today.That’s a wrap! Havana’s carnival celebrations concluded last night. For rare video of pre-revolution Havana carnival take a look at my Instagram story.Going fishing... Cuban style (with condoms).Musicians searching for an audience on Havana’s Malecón tonight.Fishing for octopus.@cubajournal watching the sun go down (no edits to the photo, Cuban sunsets don’t need them.)Going places....Dame una mano.... give me a hand....The Havana flight.My first time walking across the US-Mexico border.
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Documenting my long and complicated move from Seattle, WA to Havana, Cuba
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