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‘Only Animals Can Live Here’: Storm Victims Await Evacuation

‘Only Animals Can Live Here’:  Storm Victims Await Evacuation

ABACO, Bahamas — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, amid signs of rising frustration over the pace of the disaster-relief effort.
“It’s chaos here,” said Gee Rolle, a 44-year-old construction worker who waited with his wife for a boat that could take them to the capital, Nassau. “The government is trying their best, but at the same time, I don’t think they’re doing a good enough job to evacuate the people. It ain’t livable for nobody. Only animals can live here.”
The Bahamian Health Ministry said helicopters and boats were on the way, but officials warned of delays because of severe flooding. (AP)