PM confirms five deaths in Abaco

PM confirms five deaths in Abaco

There have been five confirmed deaths in Abaco following the passing of Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said at a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) press conference today.

The Category 5 storm logged maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), making it the strongest hurricane in modern history to hit the northwestern Bahamas. The hurricane strengthened to a Category 5 storm around 8 a.m. Sunday and then burst into a massive 180 mile per hour hurricane with gusts up to 220 miles per hour by 11 a.m. as it approached the island.