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.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre will begin issuing bulletins on Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday. Long range models suggest the storm could affect parts of Atlantic Canada this weekend. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/p2KMfqiwTG— ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre (@ECCC_CHC) September 3, 2019
#Dorian made landfall over the Chebucto Peninsula between Terence Bay and Sambro close to 7pm as a strong post-tropical system. Continue to follow https://t.co/4xIIPxgCrs for further updates. pic.twitter.com/2icA12gZgd— ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre (@ECCC_CHC) September 7, 2019
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.
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.”
(Inputs from PTI)