(CNN)Days after Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas behind, the search for those feared missing is underway.

And since many in the storm-ravaged islands are without reliable cell service, and with little information from authorities, their loved ones have turned to crowdsourcing and social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to look for them, share news, coordinate rescues and find community. “If anyone has direct contact with the persons in Hope Town please message me,” read a recent comment on one Facebook group, Dorian People Search Bahamas. “I am still hoping to hear my brother’s voice.” An aerial view of the damage at Equinor's South Riding Point oil storage facility after hurricane Dorian swept through Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Saturday September 7. An aerial view of the damage at Equinor's South Riding Point oil storage facility after hurricane Dorian swept through Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Saturday September 7. Photos: Hurricane DorianAn aerial view of the damage at Equinor’s South Riding Point oil storage facility after hurricane Dorian swept through Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Saturday September 7. Hide Caption 1 of 88Evacuees from the Bahamas rest onboard the Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas cruise ship after it arrived in Freeport on September 7. The ship delivered thousands of meals and cases of bottled water early Saturday morning.Evacuees from the Bahamas rest onboard the Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas cruise ship after it arrived in Freeport on September 7. The ship delivered thousands of meals and cases of bottled water early Saturday morning. Photos: Hurricane DorianEvacuees from the Bahamas rest onboard the Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas cruise ship after it arrived in Freeport on September 7. The ship delivered thousands of meals and cases of bottled water early Saturday morning.Hide Caption 2 of 88Waves continue to pound the Avalon pier on September 7 after a large portion of the pier was washed away by Hurricane Dorian which moved through Kill Devil Hills, NC., on Friday, September 6. Waves continue to pound the Avalon pier on September 7 after a large portion of the pier was washed away by Hurricane Dorian which moved through Kill Devil Hills, NC., on Friday, September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianWaves continue to pound the Avalon pier on September 7 after a large portion of the pier was washed away by Hurricane Dorian which moved through Kill Devil Hills, NC., on Friday, September 6. Hide Caption 3 of 88Bryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian hit the Outer Banks on Friday, September 6.Bryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian hit the Outer Banks on Friday, September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianBryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian hit the Outer Banks on Friday, September 6.Hide Caption 4 of 88People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, Bahamas, on September 6.People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, Bahamas, on September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, Bahamas, on September 6.Hide Caption 5 of 88A 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 6 of 88Schemelda Saintilien walks past debris and damaged houses on Great Abaco Island on September 6.Schemelda Saintilien walks past debris and damaged houses on Great Abaco Island on September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianSchemelda Saintilien walks past debris and damaged houses on Great Abaco Island on September 6.Hide Caption 7 of 88Beaufort Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, North Carolina, on September 6.Beaufort Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, North Carolina, on September 6. Photos: Hurricane DorianBeaufort Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Michael Stephens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, North Carolina, on September 6.Hide Caption 8 of 88Homes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on Thursday, September 5.Homes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on Thursday, September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianHomes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on Thursday, September 5.Hide Caption 9 of 88Rescue workers recover a body on September 5 in Marsh Harbour.Rescue workers recover a body on September 5 in Marsh Harbour. Photos: Hurricane DorianRescue workers recover a body on September 5 in Marsh Harbour.Hide Caption 10 of 88Two men stand amid the aftermath from Hurricane Dorian in The Mudd on Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas, on September 5. Two men stand amid the aftermath from Hurricane Dorian in The Mudd on Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianTwo men stand amid the aftermath from Hurricane Dorian in The Mudd on Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas, on September 5. Hide Caption 11 of 88A woman speaks on a mobile phone after being evacuated along with others from the Abaco islands at a private airport in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 5. A woman speaks on a mobile phone after being evacuated along with others from the Abaco islands at a private airport in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianA woman speaks on a mobile phone after being evacuated along with others from the Abaco islands at a private airport in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 5. Hide Caption 12 of 88A woman battles rain and wind in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian bears down on the coast on September 5. A woman battles rain and wind in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian bears down on the coast on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianA woman battles rain and wind in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian bears down on the coast on September 5. Hide Caption 13 of 88Utility 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 14 of 88Horry County Fire Rescue walk through water checking a neighborhood starting to flood in Little River, near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 5. Horry County Fire Rescue walk through water checking a neighborhood starting to flood in Little River, near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianHorry County Fire Rescue walk through water checking a neighborhood starting to flood in Little River, near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 5. Hide Caption 15 of 88Power company linemen work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on September 5. Several tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas.  Power company linemen work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on September 5. Several tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas.  Photos: Hurricane DorianPower company linemen work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on September 5. Several tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas. Hide Caption 16 of 88Emerald Isle, North Carolina, town employees work to clear the road after a tornado hit.Emerald Isle, North Carolina, town employees work to clear the road after a tornado hit. Photos: Hurricane DorianEmerald Isle, North Carolina, town employees work to clear the road after a tornado hit.Hide Caption 17 of 88An aerial view shows damage from Hurricane Dorian on September 5, in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.An aerial view shows damage from Hurricane Dorian on September 5, in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianAn aerial view shows damage from Hurricane Dorian on September 5, in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.Hide Caption 18 of 88A woman is evacuated in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from Treasure Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday, September 4.A woman is evacuated in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from Treasure Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday, September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianA woman is evacuated in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from Treasure Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday, September 4.Hide Caption 19 of 88Boats are strewn about on Great Abaco Island on September 4.Boats are strewn about on Great Abaco Island on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianBoats are strewn about on Great Abaco Island on September 4.Hide Caption 20 of 88Roshane Eyma cries as she is greeted by members of her church after being rescued from Abaco Island and flown to Nassau, Bahamas, on September 4.Roshane Eyma cries as she is greeted by members of her church after being rescued from Abaco Island and flown to Nassau, Bahamas, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianRoshane Eyma cries as she is greeted by members of her church after being rescued from Abaco Island and flown to Nassau, Bahamas, on September 4.Hide Caption 21 of 88Marsh Harbour, a town on Great Abaco island, is seen from above on September 4.Marsh Harbour, a town on Great Abaco island, is seen from above on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianMarsh Harbour, a town on Great Abaco island, is seen from above on September 4.Hide Caption 22 of 88Houses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island on September 4 in the Bahamas.Houses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island on September 4 in the Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianHouses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island on September 4 in the Bahamas.Hide Caption 23 of 88A 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 24 of 88An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 4.An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianAn aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 4.Hide Caption 25 of 88A child walks past clothes laid out to dry on a field in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, on September 4.A child walks past clothes laid out to dry on a field in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianA child walks past clothes laid out to dry on a field in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, on September 4.Hide Caption 26 of 88A broken plane lays on the side of a road in the Pine Bay neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 4.A broken plane lays on the side of a road in the Pine Bay neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianA broken plane lays on the side of a road in the Pine Bay neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 4.Hide Caption 27 of 88Debris left by Hurricane Dorian litters Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport on September 4.Debris left by Hurricane Dorian litters Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianDebris left by Hurricane Dorian litters Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport on September 4.Hide Caption 28 of 88Volunteers receive relief supplies at the New Providence Community Center bound for survivors on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands on September 4.Volunteers receive relief supplies at the New Providence Community Center bound for survivors on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianVolunteers receive relief supplies at the New Providence Community Center bound for survivors on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands on September 4.Hide Caption 29 of 88Boats, docks and houses on Great Abaco Island were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.Boats, docks and houses on Great Abaco Island were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. Photos: Hurricane DorianBoats, docks and houses on Great Abaco Island were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.Hide Caption 30 of 88Braden Vick, right, runs along the Charleston Battery as Scott Ray follows behind on September 4 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Hurricane Dorian hit the area Thursday, September 5.Braden Vick, right, runs along the Charleston Battery as Scott Ray follows behind on September 4 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Hurricane Dorian hit the area Thursday, September 5. Photos: Hurricane DorianBraden Vick, right, runs along the Charleston Battery as Scott Ray follows behind on September 4 in Charleston, South Carolina. Hurricane Dorian hit the area Thursday, September 5.Hide Caption 31 of 88Bob Quarles boards up his beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina, on September 4, as residents prepared for Hurricane Dorian's arrival along the East Coast.Bob Quarles boards up his beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina, on September 4, as residents prepared for Hurricane Dorian's arrival along the East Coast. Photos: Hurricane DorianBob Quarles boards up his beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina, on September 4, as residents prepared for Hurricane Dorian’s arrival along the East Coast.Hide Caption 32 of 88A house on Grand Bahama Island is surrounded by floodwaters on September 4.A house on Grand Bahama Island is surrounded by floodwaters on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianA house on Grand Bahama Island is surrounded by floodwaters on September 4.Hide Caption 33 of 88Debbie Pagan checks her raised furniture one last time before she and her husband evacuate their home in Tybee Island, Georgia, on September 4.Debbie Pagan checks her raised furniture one last time before she and her husband evacuate 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 evacuate their home in Tybee Island, Georgia, on September 4.Hide Caption 34 of 88Mailboxes are taped shut in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 4.Mailboxes are taped shut in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 4. Photos: Hurricane DorianMailboxes are taped shut in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 4.Hide Caption 35 of 88This aerial image shows the damage to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 3.This aerial image shows the damage to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis aerial image shows the damage to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 3.Hide Caption 36 of 88A family is escorted to a safe zone after being rescued, as Hurricane Dorian dumped rain in Freeport, Bahamas, on  September 3. A family is escorted to a safe zone after being rescued, as Hurricane Dorian dumped rain in Freeport, Bahamas, on  September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianA family is escorted to a safe zone after being rescued, as Hurricane Dorian dumped rain in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 3. Hide Caption 37 of 88Julia 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 38 of 88Damaged 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 39 of 88Volunteers walk down a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina Bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 3. Volunteers walk down a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina Bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianVolunteers walk down a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Casuarina Bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 3. Hide Caption 40 of 88A car is submerged in floodwaters in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 3. A car is submerged in floodwaters in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 3. Photos: Hurricane DorianA car is submerged in floodwaters in Freeport, Bahamas, on September 3. Hide Caption 41 of 88Residents 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 42 of 88Eddie 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 43 of 88A 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 44 of 88People 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 45 of 88Boats 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 46 of 88A 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 47 of 88This September 2 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian shown from the International Space Station. This September 2 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian shown from the International Space Station. Photos: Hurricane DorianThis September 2 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian shown from the International Space Station. Hide Caption 48 of 88Evacuation 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 49 of 88US Coast Guard helicopter crews are helping with search-and-rescue efforts in the Bahamas.US Coast Guard helicopter crews are helping with search-and-rescue efforts in the Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianUS Coast Guard helicopter crews are helping with search-and-rescue efforts in the Bahamas.Hide Caption 50 of 88A man crosses the street during a downpour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. The hurricane's outer bands had already started hitting the state.A man crosses the street during a downpour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. The hurricane's outer bands had already started hitting the state. Photos: Hurricane DorianA man crosses the street during a downpour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. The hurricane’s outer bands had already started hitting the state.Hide Caption 51 of 88This 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 52 of 88Agency 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 53 of 88Businesses 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 54 of 88A 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 55 of 88This 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 56 of 88Dorian 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 57 of 88Waves 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 58 of 88Strong 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 59 of 88A 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 60 of 88People 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 61 of 88Clouds loom over a lifeguard tower in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. Clouds loom over a lifeguard tower in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. Photos: Hurricane DorianClouds loom over a lifeguard tower in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 2. Hide Caption 62 of 88Beachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on September 1.Beachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on September 1. Photos: Hurricane DorianBeachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on September 1.Hide Caption 63 of 88Palm trees blow in strong winds prior to Dorian's landfall in Freeport in the Bahamas.Palm trees blow in strong winds prior to Dorian's landfall in Freeport in the Bahamas. Photos: Hurricane DorianPalm trees blow in strong winds prior to Dorian’s landfall in Freeport in the Bahamas.Hide Caption 64 of 88A view outside a car's windshield before Dorian hit Freeport in the Bahamas on September 1.A view outside a car's windshield before Dorian hit Freeport in the Bahamas on September 1. Photos: Hurricane DorianA view outside a car’s windshield before Dorian hit Freeport in the Bahamas on September 1.Hide Caption 65 of 88Riverside 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 66 of 88A 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 67 of 88Passengers arrive at Orlando International Airport on August 31.Passengers arrive at Orlando International Airport on August 31. Photos: Hurricane DorianPassengers arrive at Orlando International Airport on August 31.Hide Caption 68 of 88Workers 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 69 of 88NASA 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 70 of 88Matt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on August 30.Matt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on August 30. Photos: Hurricane DorianMatt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on August 30.Hide Caption 71 of 88Workers 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 72 of 88Shoppers 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 73 of 88A supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on August 29.A supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on August 29. Photos: Hurricane DorianA supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on August 29.Hide Caption 74 of 88"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 75 of 88Shoppers 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 76 of 88A 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 77 of 88A 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 78 of 88Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando, Florida, on August 28.Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando, Florida, on August 28. Photos: Hurricane DorianDozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando, Florida, on August 28.Hide Caption 79 of 88Empty 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 80 of 88People stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 28.People stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 28. Photos: Hurricane DorianPeople stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 28.Hide Caption 81 of 88Ya 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 82 of 88Workers 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 83 of 88Cars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on August 27.Cars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on August 27. Photos: Hurricane DorianCars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on August 27.Hide Caption 84 of 88Men 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 85 of 88Municipal 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 86 of 88Residents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on August 26.Residents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on August 26. Photos: Hurricane DorianResidents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on August 26.Hide Caption 87 of 88Residents 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. 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Many pleas for information go unanswered. But others are more hopeful.”People were starting to ask questions and wondering where their loved ones are,” said Vanessa Pritchard-Ansell, who started the Facebook page Sunday night during the thick of the storm. “People were going to these pages and saying, ‘I’m looking for XYZ. This person is missing. I need to get in touch.'” Read More”Social media has helped save lives,” said Raevyn Bootle, a college student in Nassau who used WhatsApp to find her family members in Treasure Cay. “I don’t think that without it we could have gotten anybody out of there,” she said. “My mom, aunt, grandmother — I think they would be lost.” Dozens of people have turned to social media and crowdsourcing. Here are the stories of two women who took action and made a difference.WhatsApp gave her a sense of empowermentThe Bahamas' death toll is rising as 70,000 residents left homeless by Hurricane Dorian seek food and shelterThe Bahamas' death toll is rising as 70,000 residents left homeless by Hurricane Dorian seek food and shelterThe Bahamas' death toll is rising as 70,000 residents left homeless by Hurricane Dorian seek food and shelterDays after Hurricane Dorian lashed the Bahamas, Bootle, a college student in Nassau, still couldn’t reach her family on the island of Great Abaco.The last time she heard from her mother, she was holed up in Treasure Cay with Bootle’s aunt and grandmother. As the storm bore down, Bootle’s mom texted her “Send help.”Shortly after, cell service went out for most people on the island. Bootle couldn’t reach her mother or other family members. Communication with anyone in Treasure Cay was nearly impossible. Bootle and her sister, who live on the island of New Providence, were “completely terrified.””You’re worried,” Bootle told CNN. “You’re thinking, ‘Are they still trapped in the house? Are they going to get out? … Are they injured? Are they safe?’ You have no assessment of them.”Young Dorian survivor saw woman get swept away with babyYoung Dorian survivor saw woman get swept away with babybahamas hurricane dorian destruction blackwell ndwknd vpx_00031719JUST WATCHEDYoung Dorian survivor saw woman get swept away with babyReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Young Dorian survivor saw woman get swept away with baby 05:31Eventually, frustrated with authorities and a slow trickle of information, Bootle, her sister and cousin started a WhatsApp chat group. They added every contact they had in Treasure Cay and anyone who might be related to them, whether they were in the Bahamas or the US, in hopes that people would share any sliver of news they had.At first, there were about 40 people in the group, Bootle said. But it continued to grow.A lot of information about Treasure Cay came from a family friend who was there with a satellite phone, Bootle said. Because of a communications glitch, he couldn’t call her directly but had to call his sister in St. Thomas, who then shared the news on her Facebook page. Bootle and others would then share that information in the WhatsApp group, sending it out to an even wider audience.Bootle finally received a message from the family friend saying he’d seen Bootle’s mother, aunt and grandmother safe at a clinic. They reunited in Nassau on Thursday, Bootle said, and broke down into tears.Bootle said that using WhatsApp was the only way she felt empowered to do something. Now she’s working to supply food, clothing and other supplies to people who made it off Treasure Cay. “My grandma got here in just a night dress and had nothing else,” she said.She wanted to provide a ‘human connection’Pritchard-Ansell, who lives on the island of New Providence with her husband and 10-month-old daughter, has expanded her efforts beyond the Facebook group Bahamas People Search. The group had more than 12,000 members by Saturday, with thousands of comments, and had outgrown the usefulness Facebook provided. The large amount of information needed to be better organized, she said.Someone suggested she create a separate website to handle the influx of names, pictures, comments and status updates. In the next 48 hours, a small group of volunteers built and launched DorianPeopleSearch.com, which hosts a database of nearly 6,500 people, she said. The website allows people to add the names of their missing loved ones, their location and their status. Jet skiers saved 100 people trapped in flooded homes in the BahamasJet skiers saved 100 people trapped in flooded homes in the BahamasJet skiers saved 100 people trapped in flooded homes in the BahamasThe status of individuals can be marked as “known” or “unknown.” They can also mark them as “needs evacuation” or a “critical evacuation.” If someone is marked as needing a critical evacuation, that information is sent to Pritchard-Ansell and, if the person is an American, the US Consulate in the Bahamas, she said. The same goes for Canadian citizens.Pritchard-Ansell explained that she didn’t want people to be marked “safe,” because that could mean different things to different people. She also didn’t want to include an option for “deceased.” That’s not how she’d want to find out somebody had died, she said.If someone has information about a person on the list, they can update their status to “known,” provide the information and where they heard it. They have to leave their own name as it appears on Facebook, in case someone else is looking for the same person.”That part is really important, she said. “Because it might give peace of mind to someone else,” she said.Bahamas resident: Everyday we hear about new bodies foundBahamas resident: Everyday we hear about new bodies foundBahamas resident: Everyday we hear about new bodies foundJUST WATCHEDBahamas resident: Everyday we hear about new bodies foundReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Bahamas resident: Everyday we hear about new bodies found 01:37Pritchard-Ansell said the storm stories — particularly those about young mothers like herself — hit her in the heart.”I haven’t gone to bed a night this week without thinking what it would be like to go from one house that is completely immersed in water and trying to swim with my daughter to another house,” Pritchard-Ansell said. “Or literally trying to survive in the rafters of a house with a baby.”The Facebook page and the website have obvious “practical” uses, Pritchard-Ansell said. But she also wanted to give people a sense of community and solidarity as they faced the agonizing prospect of locating their missing loved ones. “I knew it would be important for that person searching for person A to connect with another person searching for person A,” she said. “I needed to establish that human connection and kind of safety net to help carry them through until they got word of status known.”

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