International desk – At least five people have been killed after a slow-moving storm battered the Bahamas for more than a day, international media reports said on Tuesday.
CNN reported that the Hurricane Dorian with wind speed of up to 270 kilometers per hour destroyed many homes in the Island and expected to get dangerously to the cost of US state of Florida.
BBC reported that the people living in the Bahamas are being warned to stay in their shelters until the category-four cyclone has passed.
Officials warn of catastrophic winds and the risk of life-threatening floods.
The United States has issued state of emergency in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina as Dorian edges west.
The storm made the landfall in Grand Bahama and Abaco Island in the north of Bahamas archipelago on Sunday. Major damages to homes and property have been reported because of high winds, heavy rain and flooding seawater.
The Red Cross fears some 13,000 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed by the storm while there was no official comment on the extent of damages caused by the storm.