Dorian downgraded but left behind 'historic tragedy' in Bahamas

La Floride se prépare au passage de l'ouragan Dorian qui a fait 5 morts aux Bahamas, et ce triste bilan pourrait encore s'alourdir.

The Red Cross says about 45 per cent of the homes on Grand Bahama and Abaco are believed to have been severely damaged or destroyed by hurricane Dorian.

At least five deaths are reported in what the prime minister is calling a historic tragedy.

Dorian's relentless winds and rain battered the islands, leaving more than 60-thousand people in need of food and some 62-thousand without clean drinking water.

Late this morning, Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds near 175 kilometres an hour.

It is expected to approach the Florida coast later today.