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Tropical Storm Humberto forecast to hit already devastated Bahamas

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BOGOTA, Colombia -- A depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto, which is threatening to hit less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands, the U.S. National Weather Service said late Friday.

"Humberto will likely bring tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the ...Read more

Bahamians with documents and a place to stay are welcome in Florida, Gov. DeSantis says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis says he welcomes Bahamians to Florida who have passports, visas and a place to stay, but there are no shelters open in the state for those displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

For those who are flying from the Bahamas to Florida and have family or friends to stay with, "that's no harm for us," he said.

But ...Read more

Amid crush of Dorian refugees, Bahamas capital 'not built to handle this,' official says

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- When Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas last week it largely spared the country's capital. But now Nassau is feeling the backlash of the killer storm, as it scrambles to house thousands of evacuees who have been left destitute and homeless.

The government says more than 4,800 people have been evacuated from hard-hit ...Read more

Tropical Storm Gabrielle and other systems remain out in the Atlantic

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We've reached the statistical peak of the hurricane season, with Tuesday marking the day a tropical cyclone was most likely to be in the Atlantic. And there has been no shortage of activity -- with the presence of Tropical Storm Gabrielle and a few other systems.

The regenerated Tropical Storm Gabrielle was spinning far...Read more

Hurricane Dorian reshaped part of the Outer Banks shoreline, National Park Service says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dorian's landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina did more than flood coastal communities -- it reshaped parts of the barrier islands, early damage assessments show.

The National Park Service Incident Management Team said it deployed 68 employees to take stock of the aftermath and found dozens of new inlets carved into ...Read more

Number of hurricane-related deaths in North Carolina rises to 3, governor says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two more people in North Carolina have died as a result of Hurricane Dorian, the governor reported Monday, bringing the total death toll to three.

Gov. Roy Cooper said a 54-year-old man clearing a tree in New Hanover County died from injuries suffered in a chainsaw accident on Saturday. Another man in Pamlico County ...Read more

Long scorned in the Bahamas, Haitians living there fear what comes next after Dorian

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MARSH HARBOUR, The Bahamas -- Hurricane Dorian, the most catastrophic storm to hit the Bahamas, has upended everyday routines.

On Sunday, the St. Francis Catholic Church, an imposing round structure on a hill in Abaco, was still being used as an emergency shelter. All of its occupants were Haitians and Haitian Bahamians.

It was one of the few ...Read more

After Dorian, Bahamas prepares for another hit — to its crucial tourism industry

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COCOCAY, Bahamas -- As tourists zipped down water slides, zoomed along zip lines and zig zagged between bustling shops, crowded pools and cabanas, it would be difficult to say that things at Royal Caribbean International's private island, "Perfect Day at CocoCay," were anything other than the name advertised Sunday, only a week since the passage...Read more

'Not the priority': Bahamas not lying about Dorian deaths, health minister says

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The Bahamas' minister of health says the government is in no way suppressing Hurricane Dorian's death toll, and are tallying confirmed deaths that have arrived at the morgue.

With people reporting on social media that they have personally counted scores of dead bodies, and others asking why the government isn't telling the truth about the ...Read more

Dorian rampaged through the Abacos. It spared their island. Now they're embracing evacuees

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NORTH ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas -- Two tents stood ready across the parking lot. One was filled with T-shirts, shoes, and underwear. The other was empty, awaiting the day's first group of evacuees.

The first of the 14 boats ferrying Hurricane Dorian's victims out of Abaco and its cays was due to arrive around 1 p.m. on Saturday. The neighboring ...Read more

Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Canada

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WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Dorian has made landfall in Canada, the Canadian Hurricane Center reports.

"The center of Post-Tropical cyclone Dorian made landfall just southwest of Halifax earlier this evening," the Center says in a statement.

"Dorian will continue to track across the Maritimes with destructive winds and heavy rainfall this evening,...Read more

Left with nothing by Dorian, survivors hope to catch ride to South Florida

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco Islands -- Sitting in front of a destroyed primary school doubling as a precarious homeless shelter, Alan Alexandre clutched a small backpack, rocked himself and cried.

Many of his neighbors -- also left destitute by Hurricane Dorian -- were heading to the dock or the airport to try to catch free rides back to Nassau, where...Read more

NC's Outer Banks pick up the pieces after Dorian, with relief that things weren't worse

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--More than 24 hours after Hurricane Dorian arrived, Ocracoke -- one of North Carolina's coziest, most serene coastal destinations -- remained partially underwater and reliant on the assistance of emergency response crews.

Government officials and volunteers on Saturday used a ferryboat to transport food, drinking water and fuel ...Read more

Food, water delivered to Outer Banks sites cut off by Dorian

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Emergency crews were bringing food and fresh water to Ocracoke on Saturday, after Hurricane Dorian left the island isolated, without safe drinking water, electricity or ferry service.

Hyde County, which includes Ocracoke, was using a ferry to bring generators, water and enough food for 1,100 people, according to a Facebook ...Read more

Dorian death toll reaches 43 in the Bahamas as thousands wait to be rescued

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As relief efforts ramp up Saturday for the hurricane-ravaged islands of Grand Bahama and the Abacos, authorities reported that at least 43 people have died in the Bahamas -- though the number is expected to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the death toll from Hurricane Dorian late Friday.

The ...Read more

Trump says cruise ships can provide shelter to victims of Dorian

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday night suggested that cruise ships provide shelter for Bahamians left homeless by Hurricane Dorian.

"The @USCG, @fema, and all others, along with other countries that have been helping, have been asked to move people in the badly hit sections of the Bahamas to other sections of the Bahamas that were...Read more

US military commits air support for Bahamas aid operation

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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration has requested "airlift and logistics support" from the Defense Department in its urgent support effort for the Bahamas, McClatchy has learned.

The U.S. Agency for International Development formally made the request of the Pentagon on Friday afternoon after conducting aerial and on-the-ground assessments of...Read more

Hurricane Dorian swamps North Carolina's Outer Banks, moves on

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Hurricane Dorian began to pull away from the southeastern coastline of the United States on Friday after bringing severe flooding to North Carolina's Outer Banks, making landfall as a Category 1 storm and sending residents across a string of remote, low-lying barrier islands scrambling to their attics to avoid rising water ...Read more

'Unexpectedly unremarkable' erosion at Hilton Head. But Dorian chewed other beaches

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COLUMBIA, S.C.--An eroded piece of beach on Hilton Head Island's southern tip showed what kind of energy Hurricane Dorian carried as it swept up the south Atlantic coast this week.

But fortunately for Hilton Head, that was about the only spot on the island's 12-mile shoreline that suffered the fury of Dorian.

Despite early indications that the...Read more

Bahamian hospitals overwhelmed as Rubio tours by air, some islanders return by cruise ship

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GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas -- With the death toll rising to 30 across the islands of Grand Bahama and the Abacos, relief efforts continued Friday as a Florida cruise ship arrived with tons of supplies and authorities worked feverishly to find bodies, reach obliterated neighborhoods and treat victims of Hurricane Dorian.

The situation on the ...Read more