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Husband Felt Helpless as His Own Wife Drowned in Hurricane Dorian

The Bahamas' prime minister said he expected even more deaths, according to reports — and he predicted rebuilding would require 'a massive, coordinated effort'

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Howard Armstrong of Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama, had to watch helplessly as his wife died in the rising flood that claimed their home.

Armstrong told a CNN reporter the water rose quickly and was soon up to their necks.

He added that after hours of waiting in the flooded house for rescue, Armstrong’s wife succumbed to hypothermia and slipped under the water.

Said Armstrong, “And then I kept with her, and she just drowned on me. Everything I own is gone,” he added. “Every single thing.”

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To this point, seven deaths have been reported in the Bahamas thus far as a result of Hurricane Dorian, but the full scope of the disaster is still unknown.

The Bahamas’ prime minister reportedly said that he expected more deaths — and predicted rebuilding would require “a massive, coordinated effort.”

Related: Total Devastation of Bahamas’ Abaco Island: ‘Historic Tragedy’

Helicopter views from above show total devastation.

Here’s something to note: Hurricane Dorian tied the record for the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever to hit land, matching the 1935 Labor Day hurricane that struck Florida’s Gulf Coast well before storms were given names.

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This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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