MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The first death due to Hurricane Dorian is being reported by The Bahamas Press.
The Bahamas Press tweeted late Sunday night that 7-year-old Lachino Mcintosh drowned after his family tried to relocated their Abaco home.
The tweet also says his sister is missing.
First death recorded in Abaco following Hurrican Dorian passage on Abaco….
BP BREAKING| The first recorded death of Hurricane Dorian is now being confirmed. Seven year-old, Lachino Mcintosh, drowned after his family attempts to relocate their home. McIntosh’s sister is missing pic.twitter.com/UQ99XPlBEa
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) September 2, 2019
The storm — the strongest anywhere on the planet this year — made landfall Sunday afternoon on the southern end of the Bahamas’ Elbow Cay, which runs along the east coast of Great Abaco. It was the first time a Category 5 storm has hit the Bahamas since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
The storm destroyed homes and blew away roofs in the Abaco Islands, local authorities said. Videos from residents on Great Abaco showed wind bending trees and heavy rain washing out the horizon as thigh-high water flooded an apartment complex.
“We are facing a hurricane that we have never seen in The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis wrote on Twitter. “Please pray for us.”