Video showing flood waters sloshing against the second floor window of a Bahama home has been viewed more than 5 million times in the three days since it was posted.
In the footage flood waters can be seen lapping against a outside window as well as in the room, having poured in from the staircase below, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. on the morning of September 2.
The clip, posted by @6inner, has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times with links to help with the relief efforts posted below it, as awareness to the crisis grows.
The Category 5 hurricane pummeled the Abaco Islands bringing devastatingly catastrophic sustained winds of up to 185 mph,and a storm surge of up to 23 feet above normal tidal levels, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
Much of the region has been razed in a matter of hours by Dorian, which reduced homes to piles of splintered plywood.
The NOAA also warned dangerous weather was also expected along portions of the coasts of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
The 2nd floor. the 2nd fucking floor. pic.twitter.com/PtqeAnFEGX
— 700 (@6INNER) September 2, 2019
The official death toll stands at 20 but is near certain to climb.
Search-and-rescue operations and an international humanitarian efforts have been stepped up with emergency officials hunting for the missing and those in distress.
Crews began clearing streets and setting up distribution centres for food and water while a British Royal Navy ship docked in the Abaco islands to help distribute supplies.
The United Nations announced the purchase of eight tons of ready-to-eat meals and said it will provide satellite communications equipment, airlift storage units, generators and prefab offices to set up logistic hubs to help the estimated 76,000 people in need food and relief.