20:38 GMT23 September 2020
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    On Thursday, the National Hurricane Center noted that a tropical depression posed a danger of becoming more powerful in the coming days.

    The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has advised that a tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto.

    ​Humberto is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Bahamas and possibly parts of eastern Florida, according to the NHC's advisory issued Thursday. Long-range predictions have the storm turning northeastwards and heading away from the US over the weekend.

    ​Last week, Hurricane Dorian became a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour (295 kilometers per hour) before making landfall in the Bahamas and hovering in the area between September 1 and September 3.

    Dorian particularly devastated the Grand Bahama and Abaco, where an estimated 70,000 people have been left homeless in the storm's aftermath.

    The official death toll from Dorian reached 50 on Tuesday, but officials have said they fear the number may further increase given that thousands remain missing.


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