Authorities in the Bahamas have determined that at least 30 people died in the archipelago because of hurricane Dorian. The American channel CNN Prime Minister of the island state Hubert Minnis stated. CNN also reported about 5 deaths in the United States.
Authorities in the Bahamas have determined that at least 30 people died in the archipelago because of hurricane Dorian, said the island’s Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.
— I spoke to the chief of police only an hour earlier, dead now 30 — he told. — I have repeatedly stated that this number is expected to grow.
Earlier it was reported about 20 dead.
The Prime Minister noted that rescue and search operations in the archipelago are continuing. According to Minnis, local air carriers will provide some of the residents of the Bahamas with free tickets so they can leave the disaster zone.
Five people died in the United States because of hurricane Dorian, which is now near the coast of North Carolina.
According to the channel, for various reasons caused by the approach of the hurricane, three people died in Florida, and two in North Carolina. The TV channel States that in this case, we are not talking about the direct victims of the hurricane — so, in North Carolina, a man had a heart attack when he tried to get out of the water the boat so that it is not damaged during the storm.
According to the latest estimate from the National center for monitoring hurricanes the USA, Dorian is now about 95 km to the South American coastal city of Wilmington (North Carolina) and moves in the North-East at a speed of 4.4 m/s. the Maximum wind speed within the atmospheric phenomena exceeds 44.7 m/s. According to forecasts, Dorian will be off the coast of North Carolina on Friday. In the next few days, it will probably begin to weaken.