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New storm hits Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane Dorian

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A new storm has brought heavy rain to the Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands.

Tropical Depression Nine strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto on Friday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

It is now slowly moving north away from the Bahamas and is expected to steer clear of the US coastline.

Humberto is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday night or Monday morning, causing stormy seas.

Although the hurricane will not threaten land, it will bring dangerous swell, surf and rip tides to the south-eastern US coastline and the north-western Bahamas.

Rescuers fear that strong winds, heavy rain and flooding in the Bahamas could hinder efforts to find people still missing after Hurricane Dorian.

Carl Smith, from the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (Nema), told reporters the storm could affect the ongoing search for missing people, as well as efforts to get essential supplies to Grand Bahama and Great Abaco – the worst hit islands.

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