2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS (AFP) – About 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday.

NEMA spokesman Carl Smith told reporters that some of the missing people may eventually be located. “At this point, there are approximately 2,500 individuals registered on the Bahamian government register (of missing people),” Smith said.

“This list has not yet been checked against government records of who is staying in shelters or who have been evacuated,” he said.

“Some individuals who have been evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama have not yet registered with social services,” Smith said.