A brand new storm is threatening the Bahamas simply two weeks after Hurricane Dorian tore via a part of the islands.
Tropical Melancholy 9, which may flip right into a tropical cyclone inside two days, is already inflicting heavy rains and powerful winds on the islands.
About 1,300 individuals are lacking after Dorian, whereas at the very least 15,000 are in want of shelter, meals and medical care.
Officers have warned that flooding from the contemporary storm may hamper their rescue and aid efforts.
The islands are anticipated to see as much as 10cm (4 inches) of rainfall and wind speeds of 45 km/h (30 mph) within the coming days.
Carl Smith, from the Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (Nema), informed reporters the storm may hinder the continued seek for lacking folks, in addition to efforts to get important provides to Grand Bahama and Nice Abaco – the worst hit islands.
“I hope it doesn’t disrupt it,” he stated. “Now we have taken precautionary measures to deal with the potential influence that we could encounter.”
Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas earlier this month, killing at the very least 50 folks. Because the clean-up operation continues, the dying toll is anticipated to rise.
Dorian was packing sustained winds of 295km/h (185mph) when it made landfall at Elbow Cay on the Abacos on 1 September.
It equalled the very best winds ever recorded for a hurricane at landfall when it struck the Abaco Islands.
On Thursday the US introduced $four million (£three.2 million) in new humanitarian help for the Bahamas. The US Company for Worldwide Improvement stated the cash would go in direction of offering shelter, meals, medication and water to these on the 2 worst hit islands.
Greater than 5,000 folks have been evacuated from these islands to New Windfall, the place the nation’s capital Nassau is positioned.