Bahamians Help Each Other Crawl From the Debris After Hurricane Dorian

Playing Neighbors Rescue 84-Year-Old Woman After Dorian Floods Home in Bahamas

Residents of the Bahamas are digging out of Hurricane Dorian's destruction, only to find they must rely on each other for help as rescue workers are thwarted by mountains of debris and under water roadways.

Citizens are picking their way through destroyed homes, cars and floodwaters to check on the elderly and ill. 

Outside Freetown, in an area known as Ol' Freetown Farm, several men catered to 84-year-old Virginia Mosvold, who had to be carried in a lounge chair from what remained of her house. She was gingerly lowered from the back of a truck to neighbors, who then painstakingly loaded her into a car.

A woman in tears was asked if the bruised and weakened Mosvold was her mother. "Not my momma," the woman replied, "Like my momma."

Mosvold, who appeared to be in pain, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Near the site of her rescue, another group of residents loaded people desperate for transportation into the back of a truck.

The government has dispatched police, soldiers and health care workers across the devastated islands, but the going is extremely slow. The only form of air transportation is by helicopter because airport runways are buried by floodwaters, as are many roads and utility lines.

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