Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is has called Hurricane Dorian’s prolonged stay over the Bahamas “a historic tragedy.” The mission for the country now, he said, is search, rescue, and recover.

Dorian made landfall on Sunday as a Category 5 storm. On Monday, it barely moved, inching along about 14 miles in 11 hours. Such slow movement meant that the Bahamas stayed within Dorian’s eyewall, the strongest part of the hurricane, for over a day, which few places on Earth have ever experienced.

It’s moved north now, but at least seven people have been killed, neighborhoods and roads have been flooded, and thousands of homes are ruined.

See photos that show what the damage from Dorian is like in the Bahamas. at the links below:

Let’s keep all of them in our prayers!