September 7, 2019 12:22 pm
Updated: September 7, 2019 10:53 pm

Canada sends more military support to Bahamas in wake of Hurricane Dorian

ABOVE: Survivors in Bahamas search rubble for what's left

A A

The federal government says it’s providing additional emergency military support to areas in the Bahamas that were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.

Global Affairs Canada says a Canadian Armed Forces’ CC-130J Hercules aircraft was sent Friday to provide airlift support.

READ MORE: Over 200,000 in Nova Scotia without power ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s landfall

The large propeller-diven cargo aircraft will facilitate the deployment of the Jamaican Defence Force into the Bahamas.

WATCH: Bahamas residents share stories of survival and death after Dorian

A Canadian Disaster Assistance Team was sent to Nassau in the Bahamas earlier to determine how Canada can best help those affected by Hurricane Dorian along with $500,000 from the federal government.

Officials say the death toll has risen to 43 and is likely to increase after the Category 5 storm devastated some Bahamian communities.

WATCH: Nova Scotia officials say they expect weather to deteriorate as Hurricane Dorian approaches

Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 storm in Nova Scotia on Saturday evening before moving into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where it is expected to transform into a strong post-tropical storm.

© 2019 The Canadian Press

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.