Hurricane tracker: The three systems churning toward Dorian-ravaged Bahamas

HURRICANE DORIAN tore through the Bahamas last week, rendering parts of the archipelago uninhabitable and claiming at least 45 lives. Here’s a look at the systems active in the Atlantic now.

Following the demise of Hurricane Dorian and while Tropical Storm Gabrielle grinds towards the British Isles, the hurricane season is not yet over as three smaller systems are now developing. One is already hovering above the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, while a second is to the east and the third is just forming off the coast of Africa, where storms often build before beginning to travel over the ocean. Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC).

The first storm (numbered 1, 2 and 3 on the NHC map below), is around 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

The NHC said: “Although some slight development of this system is possible today or tomorrow, by Thursday, upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavourable for tropical cyclone formation.

“This disturbance is expected to move slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean for the next several days.”

The second system is “shower activity”, the NHC said, which isn’t expected to develop much in the next few days, but will still make its presence felt.

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Hurricane tracker: The three systems (Image: NOAA)

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Hurricane tracker: Rain currently falling on the Bahamas (Image: Windy)

The NHC said: “Regardless of development, this disturbance will produce periods of locally heavy rainfall across the Bahamas through Thursday, and across Florida on Friday and continuing into the weekend.”

The third system is a “tropical wave located just off the west coast of Africa” which is “expected to move quickly westward during the next several days”.

This is certainly one to watch, as it is expected to build over the end of this week into next week.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas are battling to pick up the pieces after the horrors of .

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Hurricane tracker: Some 70,000 people were in need of food and shelter in the Bahamas (Image: Getty)

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Hurricane tracker: Dorian was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded (Image: Getty)

Some 70,000 people were in need of food and shelter, the United Nations said.

The official death toll is 45, but authorities say it could rise into the thousands as scores rain missing.

Residents on the hardest-hit Abaco Islands have accused the government of failing to provide assistance and prevent looting, as well as covering up the numbers of deaths.

Health Minister Duane Sands dismissed allegations that the government was covering up the number of victims, saying the priority was not to count the dead but to search for the missing and provide assistance to those in need.

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Hurricane tracker: There are fears of diarrhoea and waterborne diseases (Image: Getty)

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Hurricane tracker: In Marsh Harbour, 90 percent of infrastructure is damaged or destroyed (Image: Getty)

In Marsh Harbour, where 90 percent of infrastructure is damaged or destroyed, residents complained that aid had been too slow to arrive.

One said: “We’ve had to funnel gasoline out of destroyed cars to get injured people back and forth. There’s no food, no medicine and no water.

“We’re suffering out here and no-one cares about us.”

There are also fears that diarrhoea and waterborne diseases could spread as drinking water might be contaminated, the Pan American Health Organization said, but no cases of cholera had been reported.

Mark Green, head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said he had been “struck by the focused nature of the devastation” on the Abacos, and that some areas looked “almost as though a nuclear bomb was dropped”.