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US NewsHurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'

01:00  08 september  2019
01:00  08 september  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Florida preps for 'absolute monster' of a storm

Florida preps for 'absolute monster' of a storm Unsure where Hurricane Dorian is going to land over Labor Day weekend, many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for what President Donald Trump said could be an "absolute monster" of a storm. 

© Imagebridge People await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour Conditions in the Bahamas are " rapidly deteriorating " six days after Hurricane Dorian ripped through the islands. Tens of thousands of people are homeless and it is estimated that around bn (£2.4bn) in insured property has been

Conditions have " rapidly " deteriorated in the Caribbean since the tropical cyclone hit earlier this week, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and damage of around bn (£2.4bn) to insured property. The official number of dead - 43 - is also expected to rise as the situation becomes clearer.

Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating' © Imagebridge People await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour Conditions in the Bahamas are "rapidly deteriorating" six days after Hurricane Dorian ripped through the islands.

Tens of thousands of people are homeless and it is estimated that around $3bn (£2.4bn) in insured property has been damaged in the Caribbean.

The official number of dead - 43 - is expected to rise as the situation becomes clearer.

The US Coast Guard says it has rescued 290 people in the Bahamas.

Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating' © Getty Dutch soldiers are among those contributing to the multi-national aid effort Cruise ships have also been helping to deliver supplies, health workers and emergency crews to the islands, also ferrying survivors to the US. About 1,100 people who had been evacuated by ship arrived in Florida, weary but safe.

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Gains Strength as Forecast Shifts

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Gains Strength as Forecast Shifts The storm is forecast to slam the Bahamas and then turn north. Hurricane Dorian is slowing to a crawl as it approaches the Bahamas, where it is forecast to remain until it takes a sharp swerve north along Florida’s eastern coast sometime on Monday. 

Hundreds of people may be trapped on a North Carolina island amid rising floodwater after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, the state governor has warned. The storm struck the islands popular with holidaymakers days after causing at least 30 deaths in the Bahamas.

Bahamas leaders believe hundreds and perhaps thousands are missing in the archipelago nation of about 400,000 people in the wake of Hurricane Dorian . Thousands of displaced people are living in " rapidly deteriorating " conditions in the worst-hit parts of the Bahamas six days after Hurricane

Aid is arriving from a number of countries - including Britain, which has sent Royal Navy medics and pledged £1.5m in aid.

The Royal Navy has so far provided emergency shelter and hygiene kits for hundreds of people, more than 8,000 bottles of water and hundreds of days worth of food.

Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating' © Getty Great Abaco is one of the places badly hit by Hurricane Dorian

Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the UN's World Food Programme, said the needs "remain enormous".

He added: "Evacuations are slowly taking place by ferry, as hundreds of residents reportedly flee daily."

Red Cross spokeswoman Jennifer Eli said: "Our relief operation is growing, but we are also facing serious challenges in terms of delivering aid.

In pictures: Hurricane Dorian [Photos]

Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm

Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph (297 kph) winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Dorian slammed into Elbow Cay in Abaco island at 12:40 p.m., and then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour at 2 p.m., after authorities made last-minute pleas for those in low-lying areas to evacuate. "It's devastating," said Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas' Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. "There has been huge damage to property and infrastructure.

Bahamas leaders believe hundreds and perhaps thousands are missing in the archipelago nation of about 400,000 people in the wake of Hurricane Dorian . https

Hundreds of people have managed to escape the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and aid relief is now being organised in the capital, Nassau. Now a category one hurricane , Dorian is currently moving along the Atlantic coast of North America towards Nova Scotia at a speed of 41 km/h.

Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'

"Even search-and-rescue choppers haven't been able to reach some people because there's no place to land. These challenges are affecting everyone."

On Friday Dorian, which hit the Bahamas as a category five storm but is now a category two, pounded parts of North Carolina. There were no reports of serious injury there but about 200 people are in shelters and almost 60,000 homes without electricity.

On Saturday Dorian continued along the US Atlantic coast towards Canada.

Watch: Top Bahamas official says some communities still cut off (AP)

It was 215 miles southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, by 4pm Saturday (UK time), according to the US National Hurricane Center.

When it hits Nova Scotia later on Saturday, it is expected to weaken, bringing winds of 85mph and up to seven inches of rain.

In pictures: Hurricane Dorian destruction and other striking images of the week [Photos]

Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'
Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating'

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Our helicopter pilot banked sharply to the right so that I could see the ground beneath us, but I couldn't see any ground - just a mass of splintered wood and rubble, huge piles of it. That was our first glimpse of the shanty town on Abaco Island known as Mudd and Pigeon Peas. Home to thousands of unofficial residents mainly from Haiti, the community has been utterly and completely destroyed. There is nothing left. It is impossible to identify what were houses, what were roads. It has all been smashed to pieces by the thunderous power of Hurricane Dorian.

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