A 49-year-old blind man was forced to carry his 24-year-old disabled son on his shoulders in chin-deep floodwaters that were brought in by Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.
Reports suggest 49-year-old Brent Lowe, rushed inside their house so he could save his 24-year-old son, who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy when the hurricane hit their house in the Abaco Islands.
On Sunday last week, the hurricane brought in 220 miles per hour winds.
Brent, who has been blind for 11 years, said that there were 8 people inside his cement house when Hurricane Dorian made landfall.
During his interview with the New York Times, Brent said that all of them were huddling together in the bathroom when the hurricane tore their house.
Brent said he had to go out of their house after the hurricane started to tear down the roof, and had to put his son on his shoulders so he could save him.
Brent held the hand of his neighbor, who guided him, and traveled together to find another shelter.
During his interview, Brent said the experience was “scary, so scary”.
Brent and his disabled son stayed at the house of his neighbors until the rescue crew arrived.
The rescue crew brought them to a shelter, and the 24-year-old disabled son was rushed to Nassau so he could undergo dialysis treatment.
Brent said he knows what hurricanes feel like as he has experienced them before, but said he has never seen a powerful hurricane-like Dorian.
Officials said thousands of people are still missing in the country, and officials said the official death toll is now at 30.
More dead bodies are expected to be recovered after the floodwaters go away.