The devastated by hurricane "Dorian" disaster area in the north of the Bahamas could be hit by a tropical storm today. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Guterres arrived on the islands.
In the north of the Bahamas, a tropical storm warning has been issued following the devastating passage of hurricane Dorian. The US hurricane center said a low near the Caribbean islands would become a tropical storm this Saturday. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in the Bahamas.
Meteorologists in the Bahamas said the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, hit the hardest by Hurricane Dorian, were on the route of the Tropical Storm. It is expected to wind speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour and heavy rainfall, which could lead to new floods on the islands, said Trevor Basden.
Guterres is responsible for climate change
Carl Smith, spokesman for the Bahamas emergency department, warned that the storm could affect the clean-up and rescue operations on the Grand Bahama and Abaco. The cyclone "Dorian" was swept across the Bahamas on September 1 with winds of up to 300 kilometers per hour, while died according to new information from the Civil Protection Agency at least 52 people. Around 1300 continue to be missing. According to Smith, on the island of Grand Bahama about 70 people are housed in shelters, on New Providence just over 2000.
Guterres said after arriving on Friday evening in the short message service Twitter, he wanted to show his solidarity with the people with his visit to the Bahamas and talk about their further support. In some areas, 75 percent of all buildings were destroyed by the hurricane, explained Guterres. Hospitals are ruins, schools are in ruins. "Thousands of people will continue to need food, water and shelter assistance."
The hurricane has shown the need to do something about climate change. "In our new era of climate crisis, hurricanes and storms have a turbo engine," said Guterres. They have a greater intensity and frequency – "a direct result of warmer oceans".