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"Dorian" reached the coast of North and South Carolina

Blowing the Bahamas, the hurricane weakened to the second category, but the danger of strong gusts of wind remains.

It is also expected that by the weekend he can reach the Atlantic coast of Canada, having weakened by that time to the first category and bringing heavy rains with him, reports Euronews.

In the Bahamas, the number of hurricane victims increased to 30 people. According to the UN, at least 70 thousand people urgently need shelter, water and food. The World Food Program has already allocated $ 5.4 million to help victims. Currently, air supplies of generators, tents, equipment and food from Panama are being organized.

It is expected that the total number of victims will be much larger. At present, the whereabouts of thousands of people are unknown, many report on children carried away by the wind. Many bodies are probably under the rubble.

“Dorian” hit the Bahamas when the category of danger on the Saffir – Simpson scale was fifth, that is, the highest. He raged in the region for two days and has since weakened a little. Currently, the hurricane is located off the southeast coast of the continental United States. It then weakens to the second category, then intensifies to the third. In anticipation of the hurricane, authorities in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida announced the evacuation of more than a million people.

A hurricane comparable in strength to the Dorian has not happened on the islands since 1992. Humanitarian assistance is being provided to residents, but the situation remains difficult. The estimated damage from the elements can be from 25 to 40 billion dollars.

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