The death toll from hurricane Dorian has risen to 30 in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told yesterday. Minnis said, the storm caused generational devastation. Officials said hundreds of residents still remain missing.
They said the toll is likely going to soar as the extent of the damage becomes clear. The UN says 70,000 people in the Bahamas were in immediate need of aid. In the US, heavy rains from Hurricane Dorian are battering the coasts of South and North Carolina.
The category two storm is moving slowly north along the eastern US seaboard. Thousands of homes are without power. Forecasters warn that some areas could see dangerous storm surges. The US Coast Guard said, it had rescued 201 residents till of yesterday.
Rescues have concentrated on Bahamas’ northern islands, as international teams sent small planes and helicopters to reach those stranded and feed the displaced.