MADRID, Sep. 5 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The death toll from Hurricane 'Dorian' through the Bahamas archipelago has risen to 20, the country's Health Minister Duane Sands reported Tuesday, while search and rescue teams begin to analyze the effects by the storm in the islands of Grand Bahama and Abacos, the most affected.
At the Nasáu airport, the capital of the Bahamas, a large number of residents try to find their relatives and relatives trapped in the areas most affected by the meteorological phenomenon.
As reported by the newspaper 'Miami Herald', humanitarian assistance groups, as well as rescue teams, are organizing supplies shipments to the islands, which have been devastated after the passage of the category 5 hurricane.
Hurricane 'Dorian' made landfall on Sunday in the archipelago of the Bahamas with winds of up to 354 kilometers per hour. Several regions of the Florida peninsula are being evacuated and Georgia and the Carolinas are preparing for the more than predictable floods.
The United Nations has warned that at least 70,000 people need “immediate” help in the Bahamas, especially in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama.
The United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response, Mark Lowcock, has said he has indicated to the Prime Minister, Hubert Minnis, that he will send “$ 1 million to the emergency response fund.”
Lowcock's words have taken place after he will travel to Bahamas to meet with Minnis in Nassau and discuss the help and support that the UN can offer.