The video gives a small window into the devastating power behind Hurricane Dorian.
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Taken on a cellphone, damaging winds from the hurricane take down a massive crane, bringing it crashing down into a building late Saturday afternoon.
The glimpse of the storm’s power shows a small piece of the storm’s wrath, which left at least 43 people dead in the northwestern Bahamas.
One week after the storm churned over the islands, people are beginning to sift through their lives, torn apart by the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the region in recorded history.
It’s only the beginning for many people living on the islands as they start to rebuild a new life.
Jackson Blatch, a builder in Marsh Harbour’s Murphy Town neighborhood, is one of many planning to stay.
Jackson Blatch starts repairs on the roof of his home in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian hit. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
“My plan is to rebuild this island,” he explained.
“I have a lot to offer.”
Blatch, with the help of his son-in-law, believes his work building homes helped keep his from turning to rubble. He reinforced his home with rebar, creating a skeleton that kept his standing.
Others planning to stay are surviving on donations, hunkering down with other relatives as they assess the damage and decide how they’ll tackle life after Dorian.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.