Death Toll Rises to 20, Survivors Describe Horrors of Facing Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

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United Nations said 70,000 are in immediate need of aid

The death toll in the Bahamas rose to 20 on Wednesday night after Hurricane Dorian devastated the string of islands. (Coast Guard images)

(CBS NEWS) – The death toll in the Bahamas rose to 20 on Wednesday night after Hurricane Dorian devastated the string of islands.

CBS News flew with the U.S. Coast Guard over the areas hit hardest on Wednesday, seeing home after home torn apart. The

The United Nations said 70,000 people are in immediate need of aid.

Aboard the HC-144 cargo plane, the devastation is clear. The fragile islands were no match for Dorian’s Category 5 fury and the landscape looks like a bomb site.

Not only was the Coast Guard in rescue mode, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection is also helping out.

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