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Storm Humberto strengthens but moves away from Bahamas and US

Miami - Tropical storm Humberto gained strength Sunday and was expected to return to hurricane force by evening, but its track now puts it far from the Bahamas and the US coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens in Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto's core is passing just east of the Bahamas' Abaco Islands, but it is still expected to bring strong winds and rain to areas ravaged by Hurricane Dorian nearly two weeks ago.

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Miami - Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.

After Dorian, Bahamas drowning in a flood of donations

Washington - In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organizations are struggling to cope with the incoming flood of donations, a global surge of solidarity that is often excessive and sometimes useless.

Tropical system over Bahamas could be Tropical Storm by weekend

The National Hurricane Center's 11:00 a.m. advisory forecasts the tropical system developing near the Bahamas is expected to become a named tropical storm Saturday.

Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas

Miami - The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating desperately needed relief efforts to the shattered archipelago in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Tropical storm warnings for Northern Bahamas now in effect

A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday evening for the Bahamas, less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the commonwealth's northwest region as a Category 5 hurricane.

1,300 still missing in hurricane-hit Bahamas: officials

Miami - Some 1,300 people are still unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, officials said Thursday, down from the 2,500 previously reported.

Odds just got better for tropical depression or storm by Friday

A tropical disturbance is likely to become a tropical depression or storm by Friday and could pose a threat to the Bahamas, Florida and other parts of the Southeast Coast or Gulf Coast, including areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas: official

Nassau - About 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

New Tropical disturbance being followed could impact Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday was tracking three disturbances, including one heading for the Gulf of Mexico. It has a 60 percent chance of development within five days.

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas: official

Nassau - Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

Haitians in hurricane-devastated Bahamas face uncertain future

Nassau - Even before Hurricane Dorian destroyed their shantytown on Abaco Island, life was not easy for the Haitian immigrant community in the Bahamas.Now the loss of everything they own is compounded by fear about the future.

Bahamas Dorian toll climbs to 50, as thousands evacuated

Nassau - Bahamas authorities have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 50 with the number expected to climb, local media reported, as thousands are evacuated from the archipelago's hardest-hit islands.

Trump warns of 'bad people' among Bahamas hurricane survivors

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that the US would have to be careful about allowing Bahamian survivors of Hurricane Dorian into the country, warning there could be "very bad people" among them.

After horror of Dorian, Bahamas struggling to shelter survivors

Nassau - The Baptiste family steps off the ferry that brought them from Marsh Harbour, the port in the Bahamas that was flattened by hurricane Dorian."Plenty people dead," says Marie Claude Baptiste, the 46-year-old mother, in broken English.

Bahamas hurricane toll up to 45, many more missing

Nassau - Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with police calling for the public to register details of the many people still missing.

For Bahamas island's new homeless, a grim wait for evacuation

Marsh Harbour - "Here, we're all going to die."Miralda Smith spoke in a nervous near-whisper as she lined up Saturday with hundreds of other weary, shell-shocked residents of devastated Marsh Harbour to leave the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

'It's hell everywhere': collecting Dorian's dead in ravaged Bahamas

Marsh Harbour - In the desolation left after Hurricane Dorian carved a murderous path across the northern Bahamas, six men dressed in immaculate white overalls zip a corpse into a body bag.

Confusion and delays at Nassau airport hamper hurricane response

Nassau - After arriving at Nassau Airport, volunteers from NGO Samaritan's Purse hoped to quickly reach areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, but instead waited hours under the blazing sun for permission to take off.

More than 76,000 in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need food, other aid: WFP

Geneva - More than 76,000 people could be in need of food and other aid in the Bahamas after the Caribbean nation was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, the UN's World Food Programme said on Thursday, with eight tonnes of supplies ready to arrive.

For Bahamas residents, an agonizing wait for news of family

Nassau - In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, seeing is believing when it comes to knowing loved ones are safe."The only way we have to know that people are OK is seeing them walk out," said Martysta Turnquest.

Pope urges prayers for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged prayers for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas who "lost everything", as he set off to Mozambique on a three-nation African tour. "I would like to ask everyone...

Desperate calls for help from flooded Bahamas islands

Port Saint Lucie - The message was desperate, despondent and urgent."Anybody who can help me, this is Kendra Williams. I live in Heritage. We are under water; we are up in the ceiling. "Can someone please assist us or send some help. Please.

The Bahamas: hurricane-prone tourist paradise

Nassau - The Bahamas, devastated by Hurricane Dorian, is an English-speaking archipelago located between Florida, Cuba and Haiti, which lives mainly from tourism and enjoys close relations with the United States.

Bahamas battens down for Hurricane Dorian

Saint John's - Residents in the Bahamas rushed to prepare as "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Dorian barreled toward the island chain Friday, with government offices on lockdown and thousands told to evacuate their homes.

28 Haitians dead after ship sinks off Bahamas: officials

Miami - At least 28 Haitians have drowned off the coast of Abaco in the Bahamas, officials said Sunday, the latest tragedy at sea for migrants seeking to leave the Caribbean's poorest economy.

US jails Bahamas festival entrepreneur for six years

New York - The entrepreneur behind a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that collapsed in chaos in 2017 was sentenced to six years in prison by a US judge on Thursday after admitting fraud.

Bahamas narrowly escapes the worst of Hurricane Irma

Nassau - The Bahamas had a close call but ultimately escaped the worst of Hurricane Irma's destructive wrath, with no casualties or major infrastructure damages yet reported Friday.

Riding out the storm as Irma surges towards Bahamas

Nassau - Theodore Major heard the call to evacuate loud and clear as Hurricane Irma tore towards the Bahamas but he's staying put on his island, even if it means putting his life at risk.
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