Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm.
Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Bahamas to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of Dorian, which hit as a Category 5 storm that left thousands in need of food, water and shelter. The list of missing stands at an alarming 1,300 people and the death toll at 50. But officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones.
The storm originally threatened to exacerbate the nation's problems, but conditions appeared to normalize Saturday afternoon.At 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto was located about 135 miles (217 kilometers) north-northwest of Great Abaco Island and was moving 7 mph (11 kph) north-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (97 kph). The Bahamian government discontinued a tropical storm warning earlier in the evening.
Weather forecasters say Humberto will likely become a hurricane Sunday as it moves away from the Bahamas, but won't threaten land by the time it intensifies to that strength. Its swells could still affect the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in the coming days.
Under a bright sun in the Grand Bahama, 40-year-old maintenance man Dexter Wilson was helping a friend put a blue tarp on a damaged roof. He said he was worried about his brother in Abaco given the tropical storm."He's still there. I don't know why," he said.
The hurricane center said most of Humberto's heavy squalls were occurring north and east of the center of the storm, which passed just east of Abaco. However, government officials in the Bahamas took no chances and urged people in damaged homes to seek shelter as they announced that aid efforts would be temporarily affected.
"The weather system will slow down logistics," said Carl Smith, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.The distribution of meals in Grand Bahama was reduced ahead of the storm, and a spokesman for the United Nations World Food Program said all flights into its logistics hub in Marsh Harbor in Abaco were suspended.
Later Saturday, WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel said the agency had resumed activities in Marsh Harbor."Our team is back at work to support the population and relief organizations," Verhoosel said in a statement.Dave McGregor, president and COO of the Grand Bahama Power Company, said crews would resume restoring power as soon as possible.
"We are back in storm preparation mode again, unfortunately," he said.Guterres, who was in Abaco on Saturday, said he was"horrified" by the level of"systematic devastation.""Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category 5. I think it's Category Hell," the U.N. secretary-general said after his visit.
He said storms powered by climate change had grown more intense, and he implored the international community to learn from the example of Abaco and Grand Bahama and provide support. Read more: ABC News »
this is the guy that keeps poking the rattle snake and gets bit goes to the hospital recovers and keeps poking the snake why do you do it? and there is no answer I love this stuff such dumb people put themselves in harm's way then want aide every year then you rebuild 🤔🤔🤔 If you’re on an island, what do you expect⁉️
What does tRump say “thoughts & prayers”? this is like your kid when they promise to not do it again & it just keeps happening ya know what build your house back in the Bahamas & stay there I'll bet my paycheck it gets torn down again & you're still gonna live there like how moronic are you this world is idiocrocy
funny thing is we are gonna send a bunch of aid and thats fine i want to help people but who rebuilds there anyone who lived there then actually rebuilds is a fool and should not be compensated next time this happens cuz it will happen again No! Prayers for everyone. Hate that
Bahamas, ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, brace for second hit as tropical storm approachesThe U.S. National Weather Service issued an advisory Thursday, less than two weeks after Dorian, warning of tropical storm conditions by late Friday. According to Trump, I guess they better make sure they save their passports through this if they want shelter in the states. 🤦🏽♂️
Potential Tropical Storm Humberto bringing wind, rain to Bahamas, Florida just after Hurricane DorianFortunately, the storm is not forecasted to create storm surges, which can be one of the deadliest parts of a tropical storm or hurricane. TRUMP Is my Weatherman......what does he say? Looks like it might hit Alabama. I understand that it may go as far west as Oklahoma. Trump is getting out his trusty sharpie!
A tropical storm is likely to form soon near the Bahamas islands that Dorian ravagedA storm system is poised to hit the same northern Bahamian islands that Hurricane Dorian ravaged earlier this month -- and it may be a tropical storm when it does so. Ouch Thumberto visits Mar-a-lagos
Still reeling from Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas faces Tropical Storm HumbertoHumberto is forecast to become a hurricane by Sunday night but is expected to stay offshore of Florida's eastern coast as it moves toward open waters.