• Samaritan's Purse in the Bahamas helping Hurricane Dorian survivors

    By: Tony Sadiku

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    Boone-based Samaritan's Purse loaded critical relief supplies, including water filtration systems, generators and tarps, on their DC-8 plane Wednesday morning.

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    Volunteers with the relief organization are responding to the Bahamas to help those severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

    Channel 9 meteorologist Tony Sadiku was on board that plane heading to Freeport and will get a firsthand look at the work the organization is doing.

    The section of the airport where they arrived was severely damaged with debris and broken glass scattered everywhere.

    The plane can haul up to 87,000 pounds of supplies.

    The runway was clear, but the rest of the airport was completely destroyed.

     

     

    The doors in the terminal were completely blown off and chairs were flipped over.

    Water levels were up to about four feet high in the airport.

    "It's one of the situations that's indescribable," said Harold Williams, the manager for Bahamas Air Airport.

    The destruction is the worst he's ever seen at the airport.

    "For us, we've never experienced any kind of devastation like we have," Williams said.

    The runway was open Wednesday to relief flights, but he said restoring the terminal to its former state may never happen.

    >> Watch the video above to see how Samaritan's Purse is helping the area devastated by Dorian.

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