The number of deaths from Hurricane Dorian increased from five to seven.
In a news conference on Tuesday, Bahamas prime minister Hubert Minnis admitted the possibility of more deaths after having more injured victims on the Abaco Islands.
The prime minister highlighted that Abacus is completely flooded, including the airport.
“We are in the midst of an historical tragedy in the Bahamas,” said Minnis, noting that the official number of 7 dead, is just an initial number.
“Houses, buildings and infrastructures are completely destroyed or decimated,” said the prime minister.
“The airport is submerged and the surrounding areas now look like a lake,” said Minnis, who noted that the roads are also completely flooded.
Hurricane Dorian has weakened to Category 2 intensity as it continues to hit the Bahamas, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
The United Nations informed that at least 61,000 people affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will need food aid, adding that it is awaiting local government approval to launch a field evaluation.
In the United States, several millions of people in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina have been advised to leave near‑shore locations where Dorian is predicted to hit.