Hurricane Dorian update: Bahamas battered by 145 mph winds; 5 dead

JUPITER, Fla. – At least five people have died in the Abaco Islands in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Monday evening.

Hurricane Dorian continues to pound the region as a Category 4 storm.

Minnis said that there are also people in Great Bahama island in serious distress. Rescue crews will respond to calls for help as soon as weather conditions allow.

“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Minnis said.

Historic Hurricane Dorian stalled over the northern Bahamas on Monday, pounding the islands with heavy rains, storm surge and howling winds before the storm directs its rage toward the U.S. coast.

Source: Hurricane Dorian update: Bahamas battered by 145 mph winds; 5 dead

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