Bahamas. After Dorian, Humberto again feared the worst

Bahamas. After Dorian, Humberto again feared the worst


It could change in two to three days in the hurricane. A tropical storm, dubbed Humberto, is dangerously approaching the north of the Bahamas archipelago already devastated in early September by Hurricane Dorian.

No respite for the Bahamas and its inhabitants! A new storm named Humberto is approaching. According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), Humberto was on Saturday at 0300 GMT east of the island of Abaco and was moving slowly northwest. A storm warning has been issued for the entire northwestern Bahamas, including the island of New Providence, home to the capital Nassau, and the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama already ravaged by Dorian.

According to the NHC, Humberto will probably turn into a hurricane “in two or three days”. It will move up this weekend and early next week north, along the east coast of the US state of Florida. The head of the Bahamas Weather Services, Trevor Basden, has evoked winds of 100 km / h and heavy rain, between 5 and 15 cm of water, which could cause flooding on soils already saturated after the passage of Dorian there are ten days.

  • Slow down humanitarian aid

The storm could also affect the distribution of humanitarian aid to Abaco and Grand Bahama, where the damage is enormous. The airports of these two islands have reopened but commercial flights are limited. “The bad weather will slow logistical operations” while Abaco “badly needs gasoline and water,” warned the spokesman Bahamas Emergency Situations Agency (Nema), Carl Smith.

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