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Dorian claims at least five lives in Bahamas, US brace for hurricane

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Hurricane Dorian has killed at least five people on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. The center of the most violent hurricane ever measured has been located for 36 hours above the main island of Grand Bahama.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis of the Bahamas confirmed on Monday at a press conference that there were casualties.

“We are in the midst of a historical tragedy. Our mission and focus are on finding and saving people and mountains of bodies.”

In some parts of the Bahamas, the water is up to 1.80 meters high. The Red Cross fears that at least thirteen thousand houses have been destroyed.

Dorian has toned down to a third category hurricane on Tuesday, but can still produce wind speeds of 193 kilometers per hour.

In southern US states, life has come to a halt

The hurricane hangs over the Bahamas for a few more hours and then slowly travels to the United States, where it is expected to shave along the coast. More than a million people in the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have since been forced to evacuate.

Schools, universities and shops have closed their doors in anticipation of the hurricane. The governors of the three states have declared a state of emergency. The army is ready with 12,000 soldiers who can intervene immediately if major problems arise as a result of Dorian.

The National Weather Agency warns that not only the hurricane itself can cause problems. But a storm of this caliber is often accompanied by heavy rainfall and continuous wind, which often results in flooding or flooding.

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