People await evacuation by boat at the port after Hurricane Dorian September 7, 2019, in Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco.
People await evacuation by boat at Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

 

Former Hurricane Dorian‘s death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 50, Health Minister Duane Sands told NBC News Monday.

The latest: 3,500 people have been evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama to New Providence, the Nassau Guardian reports. Many people are still missing and thousands are now homeless.

The big picture: Passenger planes, cruise liners and government boats and ships have been transporting evacuees to Nassau, the Bahamas’ capital, and Florida, per the BBC.

  • USAID director Mark Green told reporters Sunday after surveying the areas hit hardest by former Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas that the aftermath was comparable to that of a nuclear explosion, Reuters footage shows.

How the U.S. is helping: The United States Coast Guard has been assisting with recovery operations and conducting medical evacuations and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been processing evacuees in Florida.

  • More than 47 metric tons of USAID supplies have arrived in the Bahamas fromto help an estimated 44,000 people, Green tweeted.

Background: Dorian first made landfall in the Bahamas on Sept 1. It stalled for about a day just north of Grand Bahama before being downgraded to a Category 2 as it moved away last Tuesday, leaving the islands “decimated.”

In photos: Dorian’s devastating impact on the Bahamas

Dejani Louistan, who was displaced by Hurricane Dorian, stands with the only belongings she managed to salvage

Dejani Louistan, who was displaced by Dorian, with the only belongings she managed to salvage in the Mudd neighborhood of Marsh Harbour. Photo: Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Residents work on a roof in the "Mudd" neighborhood of Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco.

Residents work on a roof in the “Mudd” neighborhood of Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A home damaged after hurricane Dorian devastated Elbow Key Island on September 8

The remains of a home on Elbow Key Island. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Eludieu Jnnoel collects rubble and debris from damaged homes after hurricane Dorian devastated Elbow Key Island on September 8, 2019 in Hope Town, Bahamas.

Eludieu Jnnoel collects rubble and debris from damaged homes in Hope Town, Bahamas. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Christine Joseph and others await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 7

Residents await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour on Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting medical evacuations. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Residents of an area destroyed by Hurricane Dorian ask for food and water from rescue volunteers in Bahamas.

Residents of an area destroyed by Hurricane Dorian ask for food and water from rescue volunteers in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island. Photo: Fernando Llano/AP

Debris left by Hurricane Dorian litters Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport

The remains of Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport. CNN reports the walls have gone and “the ceiling has come crashing.” Photo: Yasmin Rigby/AFP/Getty Images

An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island on September 4

Damage on Great Abaco Island. Officials say 17 of those confirmed dead were from the Abaco islands and 3 from Grand Bahama, the Nassau Guardian reports. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

 An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen on Great Abaco Island

Abaco properties Preliminary reports show some 76,000 Bahamians have been impacted and more than 13,000 houses damaged or destroyed, per the American Red Cross. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, forward deployed to Andros Island, conduct medical evacuations in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas

U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews deployed to Andros Island to help with medical evacuations capture Dorian’s devastation on Monday. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Twitter

 An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen in Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island

Marsh Harbour was hit hard. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

An aerial view of the Bahamas from a Coast Guard Elizabeth City C-130 aircraft

The U.S. Coast has been capturing the devastation on the Bahamas while helping with recovery efforts. Photo: Adam Stanton/US Coast Guard via Getty Images

View of a flooded street in downtown Nassau on September 3

A flooded downtown street in the Bahamas capital, Nassau. Photo: Lucy Worboys/AFP/Getty Images

 First responders escort an injured person from Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco Island at the Odyssey Avaiation after US CoastGuard evacuated people from Island

First responders escort an injured person from Abaco Island after the U.S. Coast Guard evacuated people from the island on Tuesday. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Damage is seen from Hurricane Dorian on Abaco Island on September 3, 2019 in the Bahamas.

The damage on Abaco Island. Photo: HeadKnowles Foundation via Getty Images

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubbert Minnis (C) and US Coast Guard Admiral Scott A. Buschman (L) prepare to board a US Coast Guard plane for a reconnaissance flight to Abaco Island

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Scott Buschman (L) and Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis (C) prepare to go on a reconnaissance flight to Abaco Island. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with more details