Bogota - A new storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas, less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands, the US National Weather Service has said.
On Friday, the storm passed by the Bahamas' eastern Cat Island. It was expected to head north-west and possibly develop into a tropical storm before making a landfall on Grand Bahama Island on Saturday.
Winds of up to 75 kilometres per hour and heavy rain were forecast for Saturday. If the storm strengthens as expected, it will be given the name Humberto, according to US broadcaster CNN.
Dorian, which made its first landfall on September 1, left about 13,000 houses destroyed or damaged, according to the Red Cross. About 1,300 people remain missing and the death toll of 50 is expected to rise.
Disasters triggered a record 7 million new displacements globally in the first half of this year, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), a source of data and analysis on internal displacement.