New hurricane forms in the Atlantic near the Bahamas

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Umberto tropical storm that formed in the Atlantic will pass northwest of the islands of the Bahamas archipelago on Saturday, according to the US National Hurricane Observation Center and the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency.

Now in the Umberto area of ​​operation the wind speed reaches 64 km / h, it is expected to increase to 100 km / h. It is possible that this tropical storm on the way to the US state of Florida will intensify to a hurricane in two to three days.

The representative of the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, Carl Smith, told reporters that Umberto could affect the rescue and recovery operations in the Bahamas that were severely damaged by the recent Dorian hurricane.

Previously reported that as a result of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, 43 people were killed. As CNN noted, the number of victims may increase, as hundreds of people are reported missing.


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