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Hurricane Dorian Hits The Bahamas, Moving Northeast Up The Atlantic

Written By Ankita Chakraborty | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Hurricane Dorian has dismantled the Bahamas as it hit the Caribbean nation
  • The Bahamas PM said that the challenge right now is to make sure that the displaced people find shelter, clothing and food

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has now risen to 43 as of September 6, 2019. The authorities have notified that this number is to rise notably as Hurricane Dorian tears through the Bahamas. Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the death toll rising to 43 from 30, according to a Bahamas newspaper The Tribune. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) updated the status of Dorian stating that it is moving in a northeast direction, up the Atlantic coast. The Canadian Hurrican Centre issued a warning for Central and Eastern Nova Scotia. 

READ: Hurricane Dorian Death Toll Likely To Increase, Says PM Hubert Minnis

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Dorian hits the Bahamas 

Hurricane Dorian developed as a tropical wave August 24, in the Central Atlantic before becoming a hurricane on August 28. The Bahamas has been severely damaged by the hurricane. Although it is categorised as 'Category 2' currently, it was assessed as 'Category 5' when it hit the Bahamas. The airport has been dilapidated, with the commercial buildings battered. Many people are still on a lookout for their family members and close ones.   

READ: Hurricane Dorian Wrecks Bahamas: Death Toll At 20 Says Government

PM Minnis on the current scenario 

Prime Minister of the Bahamas Hubert Minnis recently spoke about the general devastation Hurricane Dorian has caused. He stated that the Hurricane has caused 'generational devastation'. The PM further notified that the challenge right now is to make sure that the displaced people find shelter, clothing and food. He asserted that it will be dealt with as 'quickly and aggressively' as possible. "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy. The devastation is unprecedented and extensive. We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history." He further added, "no effort or resources will be held back.” 

READ: Hurricane Dorian Death Toll Likely To Increase, Says PM Hubert Minnis

(Inputs from PTI)

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