‘Grand Bahama right now is dead': A firsthand look at Dorian’s destruction – CNN

Updated 10:08 AM ET, Mon September 9, 2019

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Patrick Oppmann is a CNN correspondent based in Havana. Jaide Timm-Garcia is a CNN producer in Atlanta. Jose Armijo is a CNN photojournalist based in Mexico City.

Freeport, Bahamas (CNN)It’s been almost a week since Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas, but the deadly hurricane continues to haunt those of us who rode out the storm here.

    Workers board up a shop's window front as they make preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on August 30.Workers board up a shop's window front as they make preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on August 30.
    Jose Armijo shoots Patrick Oppmann's reporting from the balcony of an ocean-view apartment as Hurricane Dorian pounds Freeport.Jose Armijo shoots Patrick Oppmann's reporting from the balcony of an ocean-view apartment as Hurricane Dorian pounds Freeport.
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In some towns in the east of Grand Bahama Island, residents say the majority of homes were destroyed. Many people are still looking for relatives taken by the storm. 
In some towns in the east of Grand Bahama Island, residents say the majority of homes were destroyed. Many people are still looking for relatives taken by the storm.
    The apartment Oppmann's team used as its base, seen on September 3. Graham Couser and Kristine Mills found the CNN team on the beach doing live shots the day before the storm hit and invited them to stay with them throughout the storm.The apartment Oppmann's team used as its base, seen on September 3. Graham Couser and Kristine Mills found the CNN team on the beach doing live shots the day before the storm hit and invited them to stay with them throughout the storm.
    "Grand Bahama right now is dead," resident Washington Smith says. His home and business were destroyed by the storm."Grand Bahama right now is dead," resident Washington Smith says. His home and business were destroyed by the storm.
    CNN producer Jaide Timm- Garcia and photojournalist Jose Armijo set up for a liveshot from the hard-hit town of High Rock on Grand Bahama.CNN producer Jaide Timm- Garcia and photojournalist Jose Armijo set up for a liveshot from the hard-hit town of High Rock on Grand Bahama.

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