MADRID, Sep. 4 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The death toll from Hurricane 'Dorian' through the Bahamas archipelago has risen to 7, the country's prime minister, Hubert Minnis, reported Tuesday.
“We have seven confirmed dead people, but we expect more deaths … We are going through one of the most terrible moments in the history of our country, we have seen the magnitude of the devastation and we know that a huge cooperation will be required to rebuild the affected localities, “said Minnis.
All the victims have died in the Abaco Islands, the most affected by the storm for the moment. Local media say the death toll could be much higher.
The leader has flown over the Abaco Islands, which received most of the impact of the Category 5 hurricane, which has now weakened in its advance to the United States.
The National Hurricane Center (CNH) in the United States has lowered the category of 'Dorian' after finding that it now blows with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour.
Experts anticipate that 'Dorian' will approach Florida and Georgia in the next few hours, where waves greater than two meters are expected. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in nine counties in Florida and Orlando International Airport has ceased operations as a precautionary measure.