⚡ Breaking: In North Carolina today, Dorian trapped people in their attics as the weakened hurricane flooded the Outer Banks with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water. (AP)
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A man cries after discovering his destroyed house in the Bahamas. Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP
The Dorian death toll in the Bahamas officially has reached 30 people — but hundreds are still missing, and authorities said that figure could soar.
Hospitals are overwhelmed, the Miami Herald reports. Anyone who needed surgery in Grand Bahama has to leave the island to get it.
What to watch: Relief efforts are beginning. The Netherlands will send two naval ships with supplies, and cruise ships are helping with transportation and supplies — including 10,000 meals of chicken, rice and fruit being delivered by Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas, per Reuters.
Nordstrom thinks it has found a new way to get people into its New York stores: Let them return other retailers' stuff that they bought online, Bloomberg reports.