Hurricane Dorian destruction on Bahamas

This 1 September 2018 video is called Bahamas feeling the wrath of Hurricane Dorian.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Dorian ashore at Bahamas as a very heavy hurricane

Hurricane Dorian went ashore as a very heavy hurricane, with category 5, in the Bahamas. Dorian reached the mainland with wind speeds of 285 kilometers per hour. The hurricane is expected to cause high waves, strong gusts of wind and a lot of rain on the islands in the coming two days.

According to residents of the islands, trees have been blown down and quays destroyed. A meter of rain may fall in some places in the coming days.

Residents of the Bahamas have withdrawn to schools, churches and specially designed shelters. People who fail to get to safety may experience “catastrophic” consequences, the prime minister warned today. Almost all tourists have left.

After passing the Bahamas, Dorian is expected to bend north and continue his journey along the Atlantic coast.

Life threatening circumstances

The US authorities have issued mandatory evacuations for parts of Florida. These apply to the residents of peninsulas, people in low-lying areas and those who live in a caravan.

The National Hurricane Center has warned of “life-threatening conditions”. In Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina, residents prepare by depositing sandbags.

It is unclear whether the hurricane will actually land in Florida: it is also possible that the storm will linger above the sea and then skim along the coast.

5 DEAD AFTER DORIAN DEVASTATION Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says at least five people have died in the Abaco Islands as Hurricane Dorian continues to pound the region as a Category 4 storm. Minnis added that rescue crews will respond to calls for help as soon as weather conditions allow. [AP]

Stop London arms fair, 2-7 September

This 31 August 2019 video from the Campaign Against Arms Trade in England says about itself:

Stop the DSEI Arms Fair 2 – 8 September

This week, one of the world’s largest arms fairs is returning to the ExCel Exhibiton Centre in London. We’ll be there to resist. Join us.

Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th September

Excel Centre, London, E16 1XL

This 29 August 2019 video from the Campaign Against Arms Trade in England says about itself:

Stop Arming Saudi [Arabia], Stop DSEI

Since the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen began, the UK government has licensed at least £5.3 billion of weapons to the Saudi regime. This June, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government acted unlawfully in licensing arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Despite the Court’s ruling, the UK government wants to keep the arms sales flowing. The government has invited a Saudi Arabian military delegation to London to shop for more weapons.

Join the #StopDSEI week of action this September, to say: Stop Arming Saudi, Stop the arms fair.