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Worcester Woman From Bahamas Concerned About Cousins

It has been a tough couple of days for Shaniece Pinder of Worcester, Massachusetts.

She's missing her two cousins, who are women in their 20s.

They were last heard from in the Bahamas on Friday, at the start of the storm.

"We have family in Abaco and Grand Bahama, the two islands that were hit the most," said Pinder. "Trying to get information from them has been difficult, especially out of Abaco, because we still don't know where everyone is."

Pinder has only been getting snippets of video from other relatives and receiving piecemeal information. Contact with with her two cousins, however, has been non-existent.

"We're trying to stay hopeful, kind of treating it like a phone service issue, like as soon as the phones are back up and running, we'll hear from them," she said.

Pinder says she gets upset every time she sees the the aftermath of Dorian in her native country.

The death toll has been climbing.

Her entire family is in the Bahamas, including her parents, and grandparents and close friends.

Many of the places she grew up with are completely leveled.

"I cried. I cried, I was at a loss for words because those are places I know," she said.

While she waits for any word, Pinder urges people to donate either goods or money to the cleanup effort.

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