(CNN)The mother of a 12-year-old from the Bahamas is trying to reunite with her daughter after US immigration authorities sent the girl to a shelter for unaccompanied minors, according to the Miami Herald.

Katty Paul told the Herald her daughter flew to West Palm Beach with her godmother Sunday after their family was rescued in the Bahamas. Immigration authorities, Paul said, separated the girl from the godmother after they arrived in Florida.The mother, who CNN has been unable to reach for comment, told the Herald her daughter is now in the custody of the US Department of Health and Human Services.”I thought losing my house was devastating. Or having to relocate to a different island or country was devastating,” Paul told the Herald. “But when I found out that they got her, my baby, I mean, there are no words. It was at that moment that I really lost everything.”A body is carried out of the Mudd neighborhood in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Monday, September 9.A body is carried out of the Mudd neighborhood in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Monday, September 9. Photos: Hurricane DorianA body is carried out of the Mudd neighborhood in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Monday, September 9.Hide Caption 1 of 99Homes are in ruins one week after Dorian hit Marsh Harbour.Homes are in ruins one week after Dorian hit Marsh Harbour. Photos: Hurricane DorianHomes are in ruins one week after Dorian hit Marsh Harbour.Hide Caption 2 of 99A photo album is seen amid the debris in Marsh Harbour on Sunday, September 8.A photo album is seen amid the debris in Marsh Harbour on Sunday, September 8. Photos: Hurricane DorianA photo album is seen amid the debris in Marsh Harbour on Sunday, September 8.Hide Caption 3 of 99A damaged home in Hope Town, Bahamas.A damaged home in Hope Town, Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianA damaged home in Hope Town, Bahamas.Hide Caption 4 of 99A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 9.A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 9. Photos: Hurricane DorianA toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 9.Hide Caption 5 of 99Bodies are loaded onto a plane in Marsh Harbour on Saturday, September 7.Bodies are loaded onto a plane in Marsh Harbour on Saturday, September 7. Photos: Hurricane DorianBodies are loaded onto a plane in Marsh Harbour on Saturday, September 7.Hide Caption 6 of 99This aerial photo, taken on September 7, shows damage at the South Riding Point oil-storage facility in the Bahamas.This aerial photo, taken on September 7, shows damage at the South Riding Point oil-storage facility in the Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis aerial photo, taken on September 7, shows damage at the South Riding Point oil-storage facility in the Bahamas.Hide Caption 7 of 99Boxes of food are loaded onto trucks in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 7.Boxes of food are loaded onto trucks in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 7. Photos: Hurricane DorianBoxes of food are loaded onto trucks in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 7.Hide Caption 8 of 99People reach out for beverages as they await evacuation in Marsh Harbour.People reach out for beverages as they await evacuation in Marsh Harbour. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople reach out for beverages as they await evacuation in Marsh Harbour.Hide Caption 9 of 99Evacuees from the Bahamas rest on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after it arrived in Freeport on September 7. The ship delivered thousands of meals and cases of bottled water.Evacuees from the Bahamas rest on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after it arrived in Freeport on September 7. The ship delivered thousands of meals and cases of bottled water. Photos: Hurricane DorianEvacuees from the Bahamas rest on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after it arrived in Freeport on September 7. The ship delivered thousands of meals and cases of bottled water.Hide Caption 10 of 99People wait to leave Marsh Harbour on September 7.People wait to leave Marsh Harbour on September 7. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople wait to leave Marsh Harbour on September 7.Hide Caption 11 of 99Waves crash into boats in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Hurricane Dorian approached on September 7.Waves crash into boats in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Hurricane Dorian approached on September 7. Photos: Hurricane DorianWaves crash into boats in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Hurricane Dorian approached on September 7.Hide Caption 12 of 99A man looks a tree that fell in Moncton, New Brunswick, on September 7. A man looks a tree that fell in Moncton, New Brunswick, on September 7. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man looks a tree that fell in Moncton, New Brunswick, on September 7. Hide Caption 13 of 99A man surveys damage at the Boardwalk RV Park in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Friday, September 6.A man surveys damage at the Boardwalk RV Park in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Friday, September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man surveys damage at the Boardwalk RV Park in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Friday, September 6.Hide Caption 14 of 99Bryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, on September 6.Bryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, on September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianBryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, on September 6.Hide Caption 15 of 99Evacuees wait to leave Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas.Evacuees wait to leave Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianEvacuees wait to leave Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas.Hide Caption 16 of 99A fallen tree lies on top of a vehicle in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, on September 6.A fallen tree lies on top of a vehicle in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, on September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianA fallen tree lies on top of a vehicle in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, on September 6.Hide Caption 17 of 99Schemelda Saintilien walks past debris and damaged houses on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island.Schemelda Saintilien walks past debris and damaged houses on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island. Photos: Hurricane DorianSchemelda Saintilien walks past debris and damaged houses on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco island.Hide Caption 18 of 99Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, North Carolina, on September 6.Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, North Carolina, on September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianPolice Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, North Carolina, on September 6.Hide Caption 19 of 99Homes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on Thursday, September 5.Homes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on Thursday, September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianHomes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco island on Thursday, September 5.Hide Caption 20 of 99Rescue workers recover a body in Marsh Harbour on September 5.Rescue workers recover a body in Marsh Harbour on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianRescue workers recover a body in Marsh Harbour on September 5.Hide Caption 21 of 99Two men stand amid the destruction in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 5.Two men stand amid the destruction in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianTwo men stand amid the destruction in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 5.Hide Caption 22 of 99A woman from the Bahamas speaks on a cell phone after evacuating on September 5. A woman from the Bahamas speaks on a cell phone after evacuating on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianA woman from the Bahamas speaks on a cell phone after evacuating on September 5. Hide Caption 23 of 99A woman battles rain and wind in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 5. A woman battles rain and wind in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianA woman battles rain and wind in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 5. Hide Caption 24 of 99Utility crews work on restoring power in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 5. Utility crews work on restoring power in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianUtility crews work on restoring power in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 5. Hide Caption 25 of 99Rescue workers walk through floodwaters in Little River, South Carolina, on September 5. Rescue workers walk through floodwaters in Little River, South Carolina, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianRescue workers walk through floodwaters in Little River, South Carolina, on September 5. Hide Caption 26 of 99Workers try to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on September 5. Several tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas.  Workers try to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on September 5. Several tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas.  Photos: Hurricane DorianWorkers try to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on September 5. Several tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas. Hide Caption 27 of 99Emerald Isle employees work to clear a road after a tornado hit.Emerald Isle employees work to clear a road after a tornado hit. Photos: Hurricane DorianEmerald Isle employees work to clear a road after a tornado hit.Hide Caption 28 of 99An aerial view of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 5.An aerial view of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianAn aerial view of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 5.Hide Caption 29 of 99An evacuee rides in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from Treasure Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday, September 4.An evacuee rides in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from Treasure Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday, September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianAn evacuee rides in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from Treasure Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday, September 4.Hide Caption 30 of 99Boats are piled up on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on September 4.Boats are piled up on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianBoats are piled up on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco island on September 4.Hide Caption 31 of 99Roshane Eyma cries as she is greeted by members of her church on September 4. She had been rescued and flown to Nassau, Bahamas.Roshane Eyma cries as she is greeted by members of her church on September 4. She had been rescued and flown to Nassau, Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianRoshane Eyma cries as she is greeted by members of her church on September 4. She had been rescued and flown to Nassau, Bahamas.Hide Caption 32 of 99Marsh Harbour is seen from above on September 4.Marsh Harbour is seen from above on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianMarsh Harbour is seen from above on September 4.Hide Caption 33 of 99Houses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on September 4.Houses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianHouses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco island on September 4.Hide Caption 34 of 99A resident recovers dishes from his son's home in Pine Bay, Bahamas, on September 4.A resident recovers dishes from his son's home in Pine Bay, Bahamas, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianA resident recovers dishes from his son’s home in Pine Bay, Bahamas, on September 4.Hide Caption 35 of 99An aerial view of damage on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island.An aerial view of damage on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island. Photos: Hurricane DorianAn aerial view of damage on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco island.Hide Caption 36 of 99A child walks past clothes laid out to dry in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 4.A child walks past clothes laid out to dry in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianA child walks past clothes laid out to dry in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 4.Hide Caption 37 of 99A broken plane rests on the side of a road in Freeport.A broken plane rests on the side of a road in Freeport. Photos: Hurricane DorianA broken plane rests on the side of a road in Freeport.Hide Caption 38 of 99Debris litters the Grand Bahama International Airport on September 4.Debris litters the Grand Bahama International Airport on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianDebris litters the Grand Bahama International Airport on September 4.Hide Caption 39 of 99Volunteers receive relief supplies at the New Providence Community Center in Nassau.Volunteers receive relief supplies at the New Providence Community Center in Nassau. Photos: Hurricane DorianVolunteers receive relief supplies at the New Providence Community Center in Nassau.Hide Caption 40 of 99Boats, docks and houses are destroyed on the island of Great Abaco.Boats, docks and houses are destroyed on the island of Great Abaco. Photos: Hurricane DorianBoats, docks and houses are destroyed on the island of Great Abaco.Hide Caption 41 of 99Braden Vick, right, and Scott Ray run along The Battery in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 4.Braden Vick, right, and Scott Ray run along The Battery in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianBraden Vick, right, and Scott Ray run along The Battery in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 4.Hide Caption 42 of 99Bob Quarles boards up his beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina, on September 4.Bob Quarles boards up his beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianBob Quarles boards up his beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina, on September 4.Hide Caption 43 of 99A house is surrounded by floodwaters on Grand Bahama island.A house is surrounded by floodwaters on Grand Bahama island. Photos: Hurricane DorianA house is surrounded by floodwaters on Grand Bahama island.Hide Caption 44 of 99Debbie Pagan checks her raised furniture one last time before she and her husband evacuated their home in Tybee Island, Georgia, on September 4.Debbie Pagan checks her raised furniture one last time before she and her husband evacuated their home in Tybee Island, Georgia, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianDebbie Pagan checks her raised furniture one last time before she and her husband evacuated their home in Tybee Island, Georgia, on September 4.Hide Caption 45 of 99Mailboxes are taped shut in Charleston on September 4.Mailboxes are taped shut in Charleston on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianMailboxes are taped shut in Charleston on September 4.Hide Caption 46 of 99This aerial image shows damage on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on Tuesday, September 3.This aerial image shows damage on the Bahamas' Great Abaco island on Tuesday, September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis aerial image shows damage on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco island on Tuesday, September 3.Hide Caption 47 of 99A family is escorted to a safe zone after being rescued in Freeport, Bahamas, on  September 3. A family is escorted to a safe zone after being rescued in Freeport, Bahamas, on  September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianA family is escorted to a safe zone after being rescued in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 3. Hide Caption 48 of 99Julia Aylen carries her dog as she wades through waist-deep water near her home in Freeport on September 3.Julia Aylen carries her dog as she wades through waist-deep water near her home in Freeport on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianJulia Aylen carries her dog as she wades through waist-deep water near her home in Freeport on September 3.Hide Caption 49 of 99Damaged homes are seen in this aerial photograph from the Bahamas on September 3.Damaged homes are seen in this aerial photograph from the Bahamas on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianDamaged homes are seen in this aerial photograph from the Bahamas on September 3.Hide Caption 50 of 99Volunteers walk down a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina Bridge in Freeport on September 3. Volunteers walk down a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina Bridge in Freeport on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianVolunteers walk down a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina Bridge in Freeport on September 3. Hide Caption 51 of 99A car is submerged in Freeport floodwaters on September 3. A car is submerged in Freeport floodwaters on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianA car is submerged in Freeport floodwaters on September 3. Hide Caption 52 of 99Residents wade through a flooded street in Freeport on September 3.Residents wade through a flooded street in Freeport on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianResidents wade through a flooded street in Freeport on September 3.Hide Caption 53 of 99Eddie Wright and his dog, Vino, wait on a bus to evacuate Brunswick, Georgia.Eddie Wright and his dog, Vino, wait on a bus to evacuate Brunswick, Georgia. Photos: Hurricane DorianEddie Wright and his dog, Vino, wait on a bus to evacuate Brunswick, Georgia.Hide Caption 54 of 99A house is flooded in Freeport on September 3.A house is flooded in Freeport on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianA house is flooded in Freeport on September 3.Hide Caption 55 of 99People gather donations at the Christ Episcopal Church in Miami.People gather donations at the Christ Episcopal Church in Miami. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople gather donations at the Christ Episcopal Church in Miami.Hide Caption 56 of 99Boats are piled up at a Bahamian port on Monday, September 2.Boats are piled up at a Bahamian port on Monday, September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianBoats are piled up at a Bahamian port on Monday, September 2.Hide Caption 57 of 99A man walks through the rubble left by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2.A man walks through the rubble left by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man walks through the rubble left by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2.Hide Caption 58 of 99This September 2 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station. This September 2 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis September 2 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station. Hide Caption 59 of 99Evacuation traffic is seen near South Carolina's coast on September 2.Evacuation traffic is seen near South Carolina's coast on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianEvacuation traffic is seen near South Carolina’s coast on September 2.Hide Caption 60 of 99US Coast Guard helicopter crews have been helping with search-and-rescue efforts in the Bahamas.US Coast Guard helicopter crews have been helping with search-and-rescue efforts in the Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianUS Coast Guard helicopter crews have been helping with search-and-rescue efforts in the Bahamas.Hide Caption 61 of 99A man crosses a street during a downpour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2.A man crosses a street during a downpour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man crosses a street during a downpour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2.Hide Caption 62 of 99This aerial photo shows Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2.This aerial photo shows Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis aerial photo shows Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 2.Hide Caption 63 of 99Agency officials brief Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and his cabinet members on September 2. Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been destroyed or heavily damaged. He called the devastation "unprecedented and extensive."Agency officials brief Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and his cabinet members on September 2. Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been destroyed or heavily damaged. He called the devastation "unprecedented and extensive." Photos: Hurricane DorianAgency officials brief Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and his cabinet members on September 2. Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been destroyed or heavily damaged. He called the devastation “unprecedented and extensive.”Hide Caption 64 of 99Businesses are shuttered near Jetty Park in Fort Pierce, Florida, on September 2.Businesses are shuttered near Jetty Park in Fort Pierce, Florida, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianBusinesses are shuttered near Jetty Park in Fort Pierce, Florida, on September 2.Hide Caption 65 of 99A boy stands near high surf in Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2.A boy stands near high surf in Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianA boy stands near high surf in Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2.Hide Caption 66 of 99This view of the storm was taken from the International Space Station on September 2.This view of the storm was taken from the International Space Station on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis view of the storm was taken from the International Space Station on September 2.Hide Caption 67 of 99Dorian left heavy damage at this resort in Hope Town, Bahamas.Dorian left heavy damage at this resort in Hope Town, Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianDorian left heavy damage at this resort in Hope Town, Bahamas.Hide Caption 68 of 99Waves caused by Dorian crash into a man at the Jupiter Beach Park in Florida on September 2.Waves caused by Dorian crash into a man at the Jupiter Beach Park in Florida on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianWaves caused by Dorian crash into a man at the Jupiter Beach Park in Florida on September 2.Hide Caption 69 of 99Strong winds blow the tops of trees and brush in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 2.Strong winds blow the tops of trees and brush in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianStrong winds blow the tops of trees and brush in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 2.Hide Caption 70 of 99A passenger looks at the flight board at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on September 2. The airport canceled flights and closed because of winds caused by Dorian.A passenger looks at the flight board at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on September 2. The airport canceled flights and closed because of winds caused by Dorian. Photos: Hurricane DorianA passenger looks at the flight board at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on September 2. The airport canceled flights and closed because of winds caused by Dorian.Hide Caption 71 of 99People watch the waves crash onto Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2.People watch the waves crash onto Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople watch the waves crash onto Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2.Hide Caption 72 of 99Clouds loom over a lifeguard tower in Fort Lauderdale on September 2. Clouds loom over a lifeguard tower in Fort Lauderdale on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianClouds loom over a lifeguard tower in Fort Lauderdale on September 2. Hide Caption 73 of 99Beachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on Sunday, September 1.Beachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on Sunday, September 1. Photos: Hurricane DorianBeachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on Sunday, September 1.Hide Caption 74 of 99Palm trees blow in strong winds prior to Dorian's landfall in Freeport.Palm trees blow in strong winds prior to Dorian's landfall in Freeport. Photos: Hurricane DorianPalm trees blow in strong winds prior to Dorian’s landfall in Freeport.Hide Caption 75 of 99A view outside a car's windshield before Dorian hit Freeport on September 1.A view outside a car's windshield before Dorian hit Freeport on September 1. Photos: Hurricane DorianA view outside a car’s windshield before Dorian hit Freeport on September 1.Hide Caption 76 of 99Riverside Mobile Home Park residents Joe Lewis, left, and Rob Chambers work to secure an air conditioner before evacuating the park in Jensen Beach, Florida.Riverside Mobile Home Park residents Joe Lewis, left, and Rob Chambers work to secure an air conditioner before evacuating the park in Jensen Beach, Florida. Photos: Hurricane DorianRiverside Mobile Home Park residents Joe Lewis, left, and Rob Chambers work to secure an air conditioner before evacuating the park in Jensen Beach, Florida.Hide Caption 77 of 99A man places a shutter in a window in Lake Worth, Florida.A man places a shutter in a window in Lake Worth, Florida. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man places a shutter in a window in Lake Worth, Florida.Hide Caption 78 of 99Passengers arrive at Orlando International Airport on Saturday, August 31.Passengers arrive at Orlando International Airport on Saturday, August 31. Photos: Hurricane DorianPassengers arrive at Orlando International Airport on Saturday, August 31.Hide Caption 79 of 99Workers install storm shutters in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.Workers install storm shutters in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianWorkers install storm shutters in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.Hide Caption 80 of 99NASA employees watch as the Artemis launch tower is rolled back inside a building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.NASA employees watch as the Artemis launch tower is rolled back inside a building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: Hurricane DorianNASA employees watch as the Artemis launch tower is rolled back inside a building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.Hide Caption 81 of 99Matt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on Friday, August 30.Matt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on Friday, August 30. Photos: Hurricane DorianMatt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on Friday, August 30.Hide Caption 82 of 99Workers at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida, move an Allosaurus statue on August 30.Workers at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida, move an Allosaurus statue on August 30. Photos: Hurricane DorianWorkers at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida, move an Allosaurus statue on August 30.Hide Caption 83 of 99Shoppers wait in line before sunrise for a Sam's Club store to open in Kissimmee, Florida.Shoppers wait in line before sunrise for a Sam's Club store to open in Kissimmee, Florida. Photos: Hurricane DorianShoppers wait in line before sunrise for a Sam’s Club store to open in Kissimmee, Florida.Hide Caption 84 of 99A supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on Thursday, August 29.A supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on Thursday, August 29. Photos: Hurricane DorianA supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on Thursday, August 29.Hide Caption 85 of 99"Here's a look at #HurricaneDorian from @Space_Station," said astronaut Andrew Morgan, who <a href="https://twitter.com/AstroDrewMorgan/status/1167447150478934016" target="_blank">posted this photo to Twitter.</a> "I caught this shot (August 29) as it traveled across the Caribbean north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.""Here's a look at #HurricaneDorian from @Space_Station," said astronaut Andrew Morgan, who <a href="https://twitter.com/AstroDrewMorgan/status/1167447150478934016" target="_blank">posted this photo to Twitter.</a> "I caught this shot (August 29) as it traveled across the Caribbean north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic." Photos: Hurricane Dorian”Here’s a look at #HurricaneDorian from @Space_Station,” said astronaut Andrew Morgan, who posted this photo to Twitter. “I caught this shot (August 29) as it traveled across the Caribbean north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.”Hide Caption 86 of 99Shoppers wait in long lines at a Costco in Davie, Florida, on August 29.Shoppers wait in long lines at a Costco in Davie, Florida, on August 29. Photos: Hurricane DorianShoppers wait in long lines at a Costco in Davie, Florida, on August 29.Hide Caption 87 of 99A man fills containers with gasoline in Hialeah, Florida, on August 29.A man fills containers with gasoline in Hialeah, Florida, on August 29. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man fills containers with gasoline in Hialeah, Florida, on August 29.Hide Caption 88 of 99A man rides a bike by a Miami Beach building with boarded-up windows on August 29.A man rides a bike by a Miami Beach building with boarded-up windows on August 29. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man rides a bike by a Miami Beach building with boarded-up windows on August 29.Hide Caption 89 of 99Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando on Wednesday, August 28.Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando on Wednesday, August 28. Photos: Hurricane DorianDozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando on Wednesday, August 28.Hide Caption 90 of 99Empty shelves at a supermarket in Patillas, Puerto Rico, on August 28.Empty shelves at a supermarket in Patillas, Puerto Rico, on August 28. Photos: Hurricane DorianEmpty shelves at a supermarket in Patillas, Puerto Rico, on August 28.Hide Caption 91 of 99People stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale.People stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale.Hide Caption 92 of 99Ya Mary Morales and Henry Sustache put plywood over the windows of their home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on August 28. Puerto Rico was ultimately spared the brunt of hurricane-force winds.Ya Mary Morales and Henry Sustache put plywood over the windows of their home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on August 28. Puerto Rico was ultimately spared the brunt of hurricane-force winds. Photos: Hurricane DorianYa Mary Morales and Henry Sustache put plywood over the windows of their home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on August 28. Puerto Rico was ultimately spared the brunt of hurricane-force winds.Hide Caption 93 of 99Workers prepare a store's exterior in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on August 28.Workers prepare a store's exterior in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on August 28. Photos: Hurricane DorianWorkers prepare a store’s exterior in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on August 28.Hide Caption 94 of 99Cars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, August 27.Cars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, August 27. Photos: Hurricane DorianCars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, August 27.Hide Caption 95 of 99Men board up a shop's windows in Boqueron, Puerto Rico, on August 27.Men board up a shop's windows in Boqueron, Puerto Rico, on August 27. Photos: Hurricane DorianMen board up a shop’s windows in Boqueron, Puerto Rico, on August 27.Hide Caption 96 of 99Municipal employees clear debris in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on August 27.Municipal employees clear debris in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on August 27. Photos: Hurricane DorianMunicipal employees clear debris in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on August 27.Hide Caption 97 of 99Residents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Monday, August 26.Residents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Monday, August 26. Photos: Hurricane DorianResidents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Monday, August 26.Hide Caption 98 of 99Residents stand in line at a grocery store in Bridgetown on August 26.Residents stand in line at a grocery store in Bridgetown on August 26. Photos: Hurricane DorianResidents stand in line at a grocery store in Bridgetown on August 26.Hide Caption 99 of 9902b dorian bahamas 090803 dorian bahamas 090904 dorian bahamas 090801 dorian bahamas 090805 dorian bahamas 090808 dorian bahamas 090705 dorian bahamas 090709 dorian bahamas 0907 RESTRICTED11 dorian bahamas 090706 dorian bahamas 090710 dorian bahamas 090714 dorian nova scotia 090712 dorian new brunswick 090713 dorian NC 0906 RESTRICTED05 dorian NC 090602 dorian BAHAMAS 090601 dorian SC 090603 dorian BAHAMAS 090604 dorian NC 090606 dorian 090508 dorian 0905 Great Abaco Island09 dorian 0905 Great Abaco Island10 dorian 0905 Great Abaco Island11 dorian 0905 Charleston12 dorian 0905 myrtle beach13 dorian 0905 myrtle beach 01 nc tornado dorian 090502 nc tornado dorian 090502 dorian 090503 dorian 090505 dorian 0090529 dorian 0904 bahamas04 dorian 090522 dorian 090409 dorian 090423 dorian 090419 dorian 090416 dorian 090410 dorian 090421 dorian 090424 dorian 090420 dorian 090413B dorian 090414 dorian 090408 dorian 090411 dorian 090405 dorian bahamas aerials14 hurricane dorian 090310 Hurricane Dorian 090303 dorian 090419 hurricane dorian 090304 Hurricane Dorian 090305 Hurricane Dorian 090306 Hurricane Dorian 090307 Hurricane Dorian 090308 Hurricane Dorian 090317 Hurricane Dorian 090201 dorian 090518 hurricane dorian 090316 Hurricane Dorian 0902 RESTRICTED18 Hurricane Dorian 090212 hurricane dorian 090210 hurricane dorian 090208 hurricane dorian 0902 prime minister13 hurricane dorian 090211 hurricane dorian 090201 hurricane dorian 0902 international space station01 Hope Town Dorian damage 0902 SCREENGRAB05 hurricane dorian 0902 RESTRICTED03 hurricane dorian 090207 hurricane dorian 090206 hurricane dorian 0902 RESTRICTED09 hurricane dorian 090204 hurricane dorian 0902 RESTRICTED07 hurricane dorian 090112 hurricane dorian 090105 hurricane dorian 090104 hurricane dorian 0901bpt102 dorian 0831201901 dorian prep 0831 BAHAMAS05 dorian 083003B dorian 083004 dorian 083001 dorian 083003 dorian 082902 dorian 083001 dorian 082902 dorian 082902 hurricane dorian 19082902 dorian FL 082909 ts dorian 082801 dorian FL 082902 ts dorian 082808 ts dorian 082807 ts dorian 082803 ts dorian 082804 ts dorian 082805 ts dorian 082806 ts dorian 0828A CBP spokesperson said in a statement that officials are working to reunite the girl with her family, adding that the agency had followed an important protocol meant to protect children from exploitation.Read More”CBP has been in contact with the child’s mother and is working through HHS to verify legitimate caretakers and reunite them,” the statement said.It can take weeks for children to be placed with sponsors once they’re in HHS custody, according to government statistics.The girl arrived in West Palm Beach Monday “with an adult that had no identifiable familial relationship,” CBP said.”CBP made multiple attempts to contact family members, however was unsuccessful, resulting in the need to transfer the child to (HHS) custody,” the statement said. “This established CBP protocol is meant to protect vulnerable children from exploitation and human smuggling and is especially important during uncertainties created by natural disasters and emergencies.”HHS told CNN in a statement that the agency does not comment on specific cases but that, by law, HHS is required to provide care for unaccompanied children.”Once in our care we work to put them in immediate contact with parents or family members so they may be united with a suitable sponsor as soon as possible,” the statement said.Hurricane Dorian left about 17% of Bahamians homeless, and finding refuge won't be easyHurricane Dorian left about 17% of Bahamians homeless, and finding refuge won't be easyHurricane Dorian left about 17% of Bahamians homeless, and finding refuge won't be easyIn the past, US immigration authorities have said they will separate children from adults at US ports of entry when there are questions of parentage or the adults are not legal guardians of the children. In recent days, officials have also said there’s been confusion as authorities scramble to respond to the unfolding disaster in the Bahamas.Immigrant rights advocates slammed the US government’s handling of the Bahamian girl’s case and called for her release from custody.”This little girl came to the US fleeing Hurricane Dorian with her godmother at her parents’ direction only to be classified as an ‘unaccompanied minor’ and ripped away from her loved ones,” Families Belong Together Chair Jess Morales Rocketto said in a statement Wednesday. “Now, her family has to start the long process of becoming the child’s sponsor while they face deportation at the end of the month. We demand her immediate release.”Schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, enroll displaced Bahamian studentsSchools in Palm Beach County, Florida, enroll displaced Bahamian studentsSchools in Palm Beach County, Florida, enroll displaced Bahamian studentsPaul arrived in Miami on Tuesday and is trying to reunite with her daughter, according to the Herald. She told the newspaper her family of six were inside their house when the roof collapsed and that they barely survived the storm. They spent six days sleeping in their Dodge before rescuers got to them, the mother told the Herald. She said she sent her daughter with her godmother because there wasn’t room for the whole family to evacuate together, according to the newspaper.”There wasn’t enough space. At that point you have to make a decision,” Paul said, according to the Herald. “I sent my 12-year-old with her godmother, while I stayed with our two youngest and my husband stayed with our adult son.”Now, Paul said she’s terrified she won’t be able to reunite before September 26, the day US authorities have told her she’ll have to leave the country.”I don’t even want to think about what that will look like — if I have to leave here before being able to claim my own daughter,” Paul told the Herald.

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