The Prime Minister of the Bahamas raised the death toll from Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday from five to seven and said more deaths were expected when the storm began to move away from the Caribbean.
Hubert Minis said two people were involved in the death, who were injured and taken to New Providence Island. The full extent of the disaster will not be known until the storm is over.
"We are in the midst of one of the biggest national crises in our country's history," he said. "No effort or resources will be hindered."
He said he had flown over the Abaco Islands and expects to do the same in Grand Baham when time permits. Dorian, who was later downgraded to a Category 2 storm, was the most powerful to ever hit the Bahamas, with floodwaters destroying thousands of homes, capturing people and making recovery even more difficult.
About 45 percent of homes in Abaco and Faithful Bahamas are believed to have been damaged or destroyed when areas were killed by winds of 1
The images revealed the extent of the damage as buildings were flooded and at least one community was destroyed.
Using jet skis, boats and even a bulldozer, the people of Grand Baham were evacuated by rescue crews amid heavy rain and wind.
US Coast Guard rescues at least 21 people injured in Abaco.
"We will confirm what the real situation on earth is," Health This is what Minister Dwayne Sands said. "We hope and pray that the loss of life will be limited."
As of 2 am ET Wednesday, the storm was moving northwest to the US about 7 mph, the storm was about 140 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, with winds at still dangerous 110 mph
Officials called for more than two million people in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina to be evacuated. Dorian is expected to cross near Georgia and South Carolina on Thursday or Friday.
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A serious flood is expected, even if the storm does not make
"Don't get hard. Get out," a Federal Agency official said. US Emergency Management Carlos Castillo.