Hurricane Dorian has left the Bahamas, but the islands have only begun to emerge from with the wild aftermath.
It’s just been less than a week since the Category 5 storm hit and 45people have been confirmed dead. This number is expected to rise drastically, officials say. Hundreds are still missing, almost 70,000 have been left homeless by the disaster and hundreds more are desperately looking for a way out.
Over the weekend, about 1,500 evacuees arrived in Palm Beach, Florida, on board the Grand Celebration humanitarian cruise ship. All of them were properly documented to enter the country, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said.
But there was a different story emerging on Sunday.
In a social media video taken aboard a ferry boat leaving the Bahamas, WSVN reporter Brian Entin showed an unidentified person announcing via a loudspeaker that anyone traveling to the Unites States without a visa must disembark.
Entin told CNN he was on a Balearia ferry from Freeport to Fort Lauderdale when the announcement was made Sunday. His video shows families with children disembarking the vessel. One woman told Entin that as many as 130 people left the ferry after the announcement.
“CBP was notified of a vessel preparing to embark an unknown number of passengers in Freeport and requested that the operator of the vessel coordinate with U.S. and Bahamian government officials in Nassau before departing The Bahamas,” CBP said in a statement Sunday.
“Everyone who arrives
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