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Tropical storm warning lifted for weary Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto brings woes to the Bahamas
Tropical Storm Humberto brings woes to the Ba... 00:19

A tropical storm warning has been lifted for the Bahamas as the islands try to recover from the devastation from Hurricane Dorian. The new storm, Tropical Storm Humberto, is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night, although the National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will take a sharp turn northeast away from coastal Florida.  

As of 11 p.m. ET Saturday, Humberto was located 85 miles north of Great Abaco Island and 115 miles northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.  It is traveling north-northwest at about 6 mph.

U.N. Secretary General António Guterres toured the devastation from Dorian on Abaco Island on Saturday. He said he was "horrified" at what he saw.

"I've never seen such a level of systematic devastation," Guterres said. "Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category Five. I think it's category hell."

Guterres said the U.N. would be coordinating with the government of the Bahamas. 

A group organized by retired Navy Seals and the conservation group Sea Shepherd has been loading up supplies to send to remote islands that may be impacted by the approaching storm. When CBS News caught up with them, the group had four tons of essentials — food, water and generators — it had loaded onto a ship.

Residents are doing whatever they can to prepare. With few boats intact, locals are shuttling them to the few dozen people who remain. "I mean, we really don't need another hurricane. As you can see, we don't need another one. But we just have to prepare," Sinetra Higgs told CBS News.

Tropical Storm Humberto
This image shows the trajectory of Tropical Storm Humberto on September 14, 2019. National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Dorian devastated the northern Bahamas. Entire neighborhoods were flattened, homes shredded, shipping containers and boats hurled inland. Some airports were submerged, while terminals were covered in debris.

Some residents remain frustrated at the government's response, especially with another storm on the way. Many residents said that the only assistance they've gotten came from foreigners — and that they're still living without cell service, power and running water.

The Bahamian government said it's coordinating relief efforts from Nassau. But since most of the field teams come from private foreign aid groups, that's all the residents in hard-hit communities see. 

Errol Barnett contributed to this report.

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