1,400 Bahamians Arrive At Port Of Palm Beach, Fleeing Dorian Destruction

US Customs and Border Protection

US Customs and Border Protection

More than a thousand Bahamians evacuated from their homeland after Hurricane Dorian are finding refuge in our area, after arriving by cruise ship Saturday at the Port of Palm Beach.

They’re grateful to be alive, but some had to make the tough decision to leave family members behind.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, in a Tweet, say their officers processed more than 1,400 passengers.

“CBP officers processed the first mass evacuations from the Bahamas today after Hurricane #Dorian. CBP officers quickly processed the 1,435 passengers who arrived at the Port of West Palm Beach from the devastated Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.

The storm survivors arrived via Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration ship.

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