Oliver Laughland tells Rachel Humphrys about the destruction he witnessed in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Also today: Chris Hanretty on the Scottish court’s ruling that the British government’s suspension of parliament was unlawful
The full extent of the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian is still unfolding. The official death toll has risen to at least 50 and tens of thousands of people remain homeless. The category 5 storm, one of the most powerful to hit the Caribbean on record, brought gusts of more than 200mph and a storm surge of close to 24ft.
The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland tells Rachel Humphrys about the scenes of utter devastation and the residents of Grand Bahama he met who are still attempting to locate loved ones and assess the damage to their property.