Bahamas’ rely of lacking folks post-Dorian drops to 1,300: official

NASSAU — The Bahamian authorities now believes there are 1,300 folks lacking after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a pointy decline from the two,500 listed on the lacking registry a day earlier, a authorities spokesman stated on Thursday.

The Bahamas Nationwide Emergency Administration Company on Wednesday had stated the bigger determine may embrace folks staying at shelters.

“The variety of folks registered lacking with the Bahamas authorities goes down day by day,” NEMA spokesman Carl Smith stated at a information briefing.

The rely fell after the federal government cross-referenced lists of individuals evacuated from hard-hit islands with its registry of lacking folks, Smith stated.

The official demise rely presently stands at 50 however Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Wednesday warned he anticipated that quantity to considerably enhance.