Still reeling from Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas faces Tropical Storm Humberto

Humber Toe is expected to be a hurricane by Sunday night, but as it moves towards open water, it is expected to stay off Florida's east coast.

On September 7, 2019, children's bicycles are seen in a destroyed neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas.

On September 7, 2019, children's bicycles are seen in a destroyed neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas.
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Tropical Storm Humber Tor threatened to hit the northwestern part of the archipelago where Hurricane Dorian had been damaged two weeks ago, officials temporarily suspended support efforts and closed several of the small Bahamas airports.

Humberto's arrival coincides with the weekend visit of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Bahamas and aimed to support humanitarian efforts after Dorian's arrival. The list of missing persons is an amazing 1,300, and the death toll is 50.
But officials warned that this list is preliminary and that many will not be able to contact their loved ones.

In Grand Bahamas, problems, winds and rains on the islands that occur in Humberto are expected to deteriorate, and nearby Abaco Island is said by meteorologist Shavonne Moxey-Bonamy.

"It's going to be a bit disappointing because we just came out of Dorian," she said.

According to the US National Hurricane Center, at 11 am EST, almost stopped, Humberto is located 45 km northeast of Great Abaco Island.
It had a maximum sustained wind of 85 kph. Except Andros Island, a tropical storm alarm has occurred in the northwest Bahamas, with rain expected of 2 to 4 inches, with an isolated amount of 6 inches.

Lawmaker Iram Lewis said by phone that "rain is the biggest problem." "People are still escaping from the first storm."

Humber Toe is expected to be a hurricane by Sunday night, but as it moves towards open water, it is expected to stay off Florida's east coast. Some parts of the Florida and Georgia coasts fall by one to two inches of rain.

Reduced aid efforts

The hurricane center says most heavy skulls that run north and east from the center of the storm pass just east of Abaco. But Bahamian government officials urged them to seek shelter by announcing that aid efforts will temporarily affect those in the homes that have not had the opportunity and are affected.

Carl Weather, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, said, “Weather systems will slow logistics.

Food rations in Great Bahamas declined ahead of the storm, and a UN World Food Program spokesman said all flights to the logistics hub in Abaco's Marsh Harbor have been suspended.

Later Saturday, WFO spokesman Herve Verhoosel said the agency had resumed activity in Marsh Harbour.

Verhoosel said in a statement, "Our team is working again to support population and relief organizations. Food and materials are secured in newly built prefabricated storage warehouses."

Dave McGregor, president and COO of Grand Bahama Power Company, said the crew will resume power restoration as soon as possible.

"Unfortunately, we are back in storm readiness mode."

Climate crisis

Guteres, who was in Abaco on Saturday, said he hoped the weather would not interfere with his visit.

The UN Secretary-General said, “In some areas more than three quarters of all buildings have been destroyed. The hospital is devastated or overwhelming. The school has turned into rubble, ”the UN Secretary-General said in a statement prepared before the visit.

He says thousands of people continue to need food, water and shelter, and UN humanitarian groups are working to help them.

"Our heart goes out to everyone in the Bahamas and the UN is right next to them."

Guteres told reporters that Dorian should be the world's wake call for the dangers of climate change.

"If you don't change the situation, this tragedy is increasing, and it's getting more intense and more frequent," Guterres said. "Climate change is moving faster than we are today. We need to change this trend.

Dorian struck into the Bahamas, packing 298 kilometers per hour with a Category 5 storm, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes where Atlantic hurricanes hit the ground on September 1.

Dorian's deaths are at least 50, but according to officials, hundreds of people are missing and are expected to grow. About 1,300 people have not been explained yet.

Former Prime Minister Bahamas feared that hundreds of people would die earlier this week.

Source: TRTWorld and Agencies

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