The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hubert Minnis, has called this Monday “historical tragedy” the passage of Hurricane ‘Dorian’ through the national territory, in particular the Abaco Islands, where the meteorological phenomenon has so far left five dead.
“We are in the middle of a historical tragedy,” Minnis said during a press conference at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The leader has lamented the “unprecedented” devastation in Abaco, where many buildings have been “totally or partially destroyed.”
He also said that the priority is the search and rescue of victims to then undertake the recovery of damaged areas. In this regard, he has urged the population not to stay outdoors.
‘Dorian’ made landfall on Sunday as a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale and on Monday was classified as category 4 but extremely dangerous.
According to forecasts, Dorian will move northwest at the end of Tuesday, when it will approach the coast of Florida with danger, and then northeast on Wednesday night, threatening the states of Georgia and South Carolina.