Hurricane Dorian: as many as 13,000 houses severely damaged or destroyed in Bahamas – live updates

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Reports an eight-year-old boy has been killed after Dorian made landfall at Great Abaco Island on Sunday

Hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida have been evacuated in preparation for Dorian.

From WCTV:

Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew told reporters that only four of the long-term care facilities were evacuated because they didn’t have emergency generators and access to backup power as required by law.

“They are making a determination based upon their buildings’ ability to withstand a Category 5 (hurricane), whether they are in the surge zone. So that is separate and apart from the generator,” Mayhew said. …

The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations and monetary contributions as it prepares to shelter and attend to up to 60,000 people in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

2,600 people sought refuge in 60 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters in #Florida overnight. We’re coordinating with partners to prepare evacuation centers in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina as well. Tap to learn more: #HurricaneDorian

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