Hurricane Dorian: 70,000 in 'immediate need of lifesaving' help in Bahamas – live

Republicans Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis head to BahamasCategory 1 storm makes landfall at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina‘Everything is destroyed’: 30 dead in Bahamas as Dorian 4.45pm BST Bahamian health minister Duane Sands has...

Hurricane Dorian: 70,000 in 'immediate need of lifesaving' help in Bahamas – live

Bahamian health minister Duane Sands has warned of the probability of a very high death toll in Abaco and Grand Bahama as the catastrophe continues to unfold.

He told people to brace for a “staggering” final count, when speaking to local radio late Thursday.

Emergency officials are fanned out across stricken areas of the northern reaches of the Bahamas to track down people who are still missing or in distress.

Crews have begun clearing streets and setting up aid distribution centers.

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