Rihanna, Pharrell, Rick Ross, and More Show Support for Hurricane-Stricken Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc on the Bahamas for the past two days. Officials say there have been at least five storm-related deaths.


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In the days since Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas, music stars have taken to social media to send love to those who remain on the battered islands. 

Rihanna tweeted several messages in wake of the deadly storm, announcing her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, was exploring the ways it could provide aid to those affected by Dorian. 

It truly breaks my heart to see the complete devastation that #HurricaneDorian is having on the Bahamas!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 2, 2019

You are in our prayers and @ClaraLionelFdn is already figuring out how best we can help! #HurricaneDorain #Bahamas

— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 2, 2019

Cardi B also showed love to the island in an Instagram story Monday, posting the national flag of the Bahamas: 

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Dorian slammed the Bahamas on Sunday as a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph and 220 mph gusts, according to NPR. Though the storm has since been downgraded to a Category 2, experts forecast Dorian's slow-moving pace will result in even more devastation. Photos and videos from the island show the extent of the destruction, as flood waters can be seen engulfing buildings and homes, many of which had their roofs ripped off.

According to Hubert Minnis, the prime minister of the Bahamas, there have been at least five storm-related deaths in the days since Dorian hit. "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy," Minnis said in a press conference, according to the New York Times. "Our focus is search, rescue and recovery. I ask for your prayers for those in affected areas and for our first responders [...] Many homes, businesses and other buildings have been completed or partially destroyed," he said.

You can read some of the other reactions to the storm below, including messages from Pharrell, Rick Ross, and Kingston's Buju Banton.

We’re praying for our beautiful Bahaman brothers and sisters, their culture, their land which is all still being hit by #HurricaneDorian .
And also for God’s speed toward rescues, supplies and recovery.

— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) September 3, 2019

Praying for Bahamas 🙏🏿

— Yung Rénzél 👑 (@RickRoss) September 2, 2019

My prayers go out to the Bahamas ! Had 2 back to back shows there just sum months ago and they some of the coolest people on earth ! My prayers go out to the islands

— Yung Bleu (@_YungBleu) September 3, 2019

A friend just told me the water levels are so high in Freeport that there’s a shark in the living room of one of their family members. Praying for everyone in the Bahamas. #HurricaneDorain

— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) September 3, 2019

My Heart & Prayers Goes Out 2 The People In Da Bahamas....🙏🏾

— Plies (@plies) September 2, 2019

The storm is now making its way toward the southeast U.S. coast, as residents evacuate parts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Stay tuned for more developments.

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