FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamian Parliament member Iram Lewis, who is in Grand Bahama, said rescue crews are preparing to go into the island's eastern region for the first time since Hurricane Dorian hit.
RELATED: Help victims of Hurricane Dorian
He says he fears casualties in that area and said there are a lot of medical needs overall on the island. Lewis was driving and said he observed only one gas station open with a line of about half a mile forming.
He said the government was now pulling teams together to receive goods from abroad and was organizing distribution centers as teams began to launch search-and-rescue missions now that the weather has cleared.
At least seven deaths have been reported in the Bahamas from Dorian, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown.