Abaco Island Residents Wait for Flights Amid Destruction From Hurricane Dorian

The destruction left in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian – flattened houses, mangled trees, and building frames – was captured on video September 8 by Florida resident John Slack as he drove around the beach community of Treasure Cay on Abaco Island.

In one clip, a house is flipped on its roof. Other footage shows a man sawing up a tree to clear it from the road.

Groups of people are shown milling around the tarmac of Treasure Cay International Airport. The footage ends with Slack, his wife, Tichka, and two dogs aboard a plane that is taking off.

At least 50 people died when Dorian swept across the islands, according to local reports citing Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson. Hundreds were reportedly missing at the time of writing.

The storm made landfall on Abaco Island on September 1 as a Category 5 hurricane. The island was largely devastated and about 70,000 people have been left homeless across the archipelago.

Slack is based in Florida but had a second home in the Bahamas. Credit: John Slack via Storyful