Democrats, meanwhile, believe the storm-stricken Bahamians represent a humanitarian crisis that must be met with open arms by the island nation's close neighbor, the United States.
Burnaby Firefighters Association president Jeff Clark said Capt. Ian Hethrington and retired Capt. Mark Pullen located missing Canadian Dale Hill safely at his home in the Marsh Harbour area of Greater Abaco Island on Wednesday.
In Freeport, the largest city on Grand Bahama, rental vehicle company driver Clifton Williams said he was driving home Monday when he saw an illuminated streetlight for the first time since the hurricane. The group also landed in Freeport, Grand Bahama to meet with the US Air Force's team conducting an assessment of the Grand Bahama International Airport's runway as part of a larger US government effort to help bring the airport's operations back online.
During an appearance with Florida Power and Light executives in West Palm Beach Tuesday, DeSantis said the US and Bahamian governments were enacting policies "to not facilitate any special migration" by Bahamians whose homes were destroyed by the hurricane.
Hundreds of people are being housed in temporary shelters in the capital, Nassau.
After tourism, Hicks suggested donating to a reputable charity as the best way to help.
"I was happy to see that".
Brother's Brother is working with two local partners, the Florida-based Food For The Poor and Puerto Rico Rises. The latter is a charity founded after Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
"This announcement is the latest example of the USA commitment to helping the people of The Bahamas after this devastating storm". The list of needed hospital supplies and equipment includes bedside chairs, bedside lockers, EKG machines, generators, hospital beds and linens, and ventilators.
"We don't know where we're going to stay", said Carla Ferguson, 51, whose Treasure Cay home was destroyed by the storm.