Hurricane Dorian: Hurricane Dorian began lashing parts of Florida after carving a slow path across the Atlantic Ocean that claimed seven lives and caused “catastrophic” damage to the Bahamas, including 60,000 people are expected to need drinking water in the coming days and weeks. On Grand Bahama islands and the Abaco islands, among the worst affected, more than 13,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed – some 45 per cent of the total.