A blind man in the Bahamas saved his son from Hurricane Dorian by carrying him on his shoulders through the storm, the New York Times reported.
Brent Lowe, 49, was at his home in the Abaco Islands on Saturday when the hurricane blew off his roof. He began thinking that he and his son, who is 24 and has cerebral palsy, needed to leave immediately.
"It was scary, so scary," Lowe told the New York Times.
Lowe's son is unable to walk, so Lowe picked him up and put him on his shoulders. Then, using his hands to navigate the wreckage, he felt his way to temporary safety.
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Lowe found his way to the nearest standing building, holding onto neighbors for support as he carried his son through water and wind gusts that reached 220 miles per hour that day. Lowe told the New York Times he'd witnessed plenty of storms in his life, but none that severe.
"I've never experienced anything like that in my life," he said.
Lowe, his son and several neighbors made it to a house that was still standing, where they hid out until Monday. Then, a rescue bus took them to an emergency shelter, where they slept before evacuating to Nassau on Tuesday.
"I came here with the clothes that I had on from Saturday," Lowe said of his journey.
Safe with his son, Lowe was then forced to focus on his oldest daughter, who he hadn't seen or spoken to in days.
"Right before we had the wind, I spoke with her," Lowe told the Times. "I wish I could have been able to call and ask somebody, you know, because I really was worried about them. I was worried about everybody."
Lowe said he wants to return home to his family and community as soon as possible, but it's unclear what he'll find when he gets there. Officials have estimated that roughly 60 percent of the homes on Abaco have been destroyed by the storm, leaving behind what Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has called "generational devastation."
"I’m just wondering where we’re going to live when I go back home, what I’m going to do," Lowe told the Times.