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Bahamas natives living in Tallahassee are in shock over Dorian destruction

Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 21:44:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee may not be in the line of Hurricane Dorian, but the storm is already having an impact on people who live here.

The destruction is great in the Bahamas especially in areas like Freeport and Grand Bahamas. For people who call the islands home, the damage from Dorian is hard to see.

Parts of the Bahamas left unrecognizable due to Hurricane Dorian. Those from the island, who now live in Tallahassee, say they cannot believe the damage left behind by the storm.

"We're getting information and updates on our phones and on Facebook where people are saying hey come help us," said Lolani Green, Bahamas native/Tallahassee resident. "Hey we're in the attic and these are people that we physically, people really know."

Green's family, originally in Tallahassee for her baby shower, now watch as the storm tears away at their homes.

Florida A&M University student Elijah Williamson says he has lost contact with his father who lives in Freeport.

"Where he lives which is the eastside of Freeport Bahamas is flooded as far as the westside, that's not flooded from what I know so far from my family members that live on that side but they haven't been able to get in contact with him since this morning around 9 or 10 a.m.," said Williamson.

Although the devastation is great, Green's family remains hopeful with high spirits that the Bahamas will thrive again.

"As a nation we're pretty resilient we know when to come together when its the time to come together," said Green's family member.

These native Bahamians are now looking forward to the recovery of their nation saying they are "Bahamas Strong."