According to reports, the tropical storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Saturday, people and authorities are threatened as the storm would disrupt relief and rescue efforts which are being carried on since Dorian hit the Bahamas.More than 1,300 people are still missing in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.According to Miami based National Hurricane Center (NHC), Humberto is expected to strengthen into another devastating Hurricane, moving very near the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday before shifting to offshore Florida after the weekends.
People and authorities from the northwest Bahamas, excluding Andros Island, have been warned about the newly originated tropical storm. The NHC made the announcement early on Friday that a strengthening tropical depression was headed for the same islands hit by the hurricane Dorian last week.
Islands like Abaco and Grand Bahama which were among the worst-hit by Dorian are in the path of the strengthening weather system, according to the NHC and Bahamian forecasters.As per reports from the Bahamian National Emergency Agency (NEMA), it has been confirmed that the death toll had risen to 52 following Hurricane Dorian, and it is expected to rise significantly as thousands of people are still missing or severely injured.NEMA spokesperson Carl Smith has warned that the storm could have an impact on relief and recovery efforts on the islands.”The weather system will slow down logistics,” Smith told a news conference in Nassau. “Fuel and water remain the biggest needs in Abaco.”
According to the NHC, Humberto was generating 64 kilometers (40 miles) per hour winds and is expected to become a hurricane in two or three days with winds rising up to more than 100km/h (60mph), heavy rainfall is also expected which would bring flooding to the already saturated islands.