The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating desperately needed relief efforts to the shattered archipelago in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Lorena neared Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area on Friday as owners pulled their boats from the water, tourists hunkered down in hotels, and police and soldiers went through low-lying, low-income neighbourhoods urging people to evacuate.
The government weather agency issued a rare red warning for the area, saying there was a risk of "significant impacts from flooding" that included a "danger to life from fast flowing water, extensive flooding to property and road closures."
"We are having a hard time with COVID-19, and then here comes another disaster," Senator Christopher Go, the top aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, told a virtual news conference.
"Calhoun City was hit hard tonight," the county sheriff, Greg Pollan, said on Facebook. "Light poles have been snapped off. Trees in a few homes. Trees on vehicles. Damage to several businesses."
Ten people, including nine children, were killed in a 15-vehicle crash about 55 kilometres south of Montgomery, according to Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock. Two people died in separate vehicle, Garlock told local news outlets — 29-year-old Cody Fox and 9-month-old Ariana Fox, both of Marion County.
Officials said 13 people were injured, two of them seriously. Many of the victims were vacationers visiting the tourist region.
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The Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said about 110 people were in the factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, when the Tornado hit. Scientists have warned that climate change is making storms more powerful and increasing their frequency, posing a growing threat to areas where extreme weather events are already common.