Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tropical Disturbance Lurking Near The Bahamas

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,  according to the Weather Channel.

The tropical disturbance is currently located over the southeast Bahamas, with clusters of showers and thunderstorms extending from eastern Cuba northward for a few hundred miles, the Weather Channel said.

The  US National Hurricane Centre has said that conditions are becoming favorable for a tropical depression or a tropical storm to form within the next day or so as the system moves toward the northwest through the northwestern Bahamas and toward the Florida Peninsula at 5 to 10 mph.

Should the system become a storm, it will be named Humberto.

The hurricane center has given the system an 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm within the next two days.

The Bahamas is still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

USA Today, quoting the the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is reporting  that some 15,000 people in the Bahamas are without food or shelter after the hurricane.

Another 1,300 are said to be missing.

And although the death toll is currently at 50, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Wednesday night in a national broadcast that the figure is expected to significantly increase.

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