Tyler Perry Promises To Help Rebuild Effected Areas of Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian
Tyler Perry says that he is considered an “adoptive son” of the Bahamas and was heart broken by the Caribbean being swept by a nasty category 5 hurricane. The storm has left destruction behind along with more than seven deaths reported. In the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, the director made a promise to help rebuild as soon as he as the opportunity arrives. He writes,
“To all the incredible people of the Bahamas who have welcomed me and called me an adoptive son, I want you to know that I am watching closely, and as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better. You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine again.”
Red Cross officials say more than 13,000 houses on Grand Bahama and Abaco are believed to be severely damaged or destroyed. U.N. officials said more than 60,000 people will need food.
Terrifying videos have shown waves crashing into second-floor windows with winds up to 185 mph and the airport underwater.
This is the *second* floor of a home in the Bahamas getting flooded by the storm surge from #HurricaneDorian
That is just terrifying.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 2, 2019
Listen to this pilot, flying over Abaco in the Bahamas, listing what’s “gone” because of Hurricane Dorian pic.twitter.com/MwhAeiI8cl
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 3, 2019
In September 2017, Perry’s private island in Edina was the location for an epic surprise engagement celebration for actor Aaron O’Connell, who plays Wyatt Cryer on Perry’s series “The Haves and the Have Nots.” The actor proposed to girlfriend, Natalie Pack during a weekend Perry organized under the guise of the island.
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After months of planning, lots of secrets, and a team of my best friends… We did it. When I was younger I always knew my proposal had to be special. I didn't know how or what it was going to be like but I did know I wasn't going to wing it. I wanted my future wife to tell be able to tell our kids "when your dad proposed to me, it was everything I had dreamed of and more." I am forever grateful for those of you that helped make this possible. To Tyler Perry, Ryan Haake, Brock O'Hurn, and everyone who managed to keep this such an amazing secret, THANK YOU! Armani Jay Ortiz thank you for all of the incredible footage. Calvin, Brock, and Ryan thank you for being there and capturing every moment. Tyler Perry thank you for always pushing me to dream bigger, go higher, and Believe. Because of you, this was possible. To watch the full video click the link in my bio! #engaged #proposal #bahamas #love @tylerperry @ryanhaake @brockohurn @armaniortiz @luvcrystalrenee @nickdsagar
The Red Cross authorized $500,000 for the first wave of disaster relief. Hurricane Dorian will approach the coast of South Carolina, near Charleston, on Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to run parallel along the coast of the Carolinas through Friday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those effected by the storm.