Deadly tornadoes hit Tennessee

A series of deadly tornadoes blew through the southern state of Tennessee early Tuesday morning with much of the destruction concentrated in Nashville and nearby Putnam County.

Authorities believe up to 25 people have been killed in the twisters and many others have been reported missing.

More than 100 buildings including homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed.

Many residents were asleep during the strong storms and those who were awake had only a few minutes warning.

Dorian devastates Bahamas

Bahamas Dorian

View from hotel balcony in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, 02 Sept 2019 (Ramon Espinosa/AP)

A number of fatalities have been reported as slow-moving Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc in the Bahamas with more 13,000 homes severely damaged.

The strongest storm to ever hit the island nation – a Category 5 with sustained winds of 320 km/h – made landfall in the Abaco Islands with drenching rain and massive storm surges creating devastating flooding.

Downgraded to a Category 4 storm but still very dangerous, hurricane watches and warnings have been posted along the southeastern United States coastline from Florida to South Carolina.

In current projections, the U.S. National Hurricane Center suggests Dorian could reach the Maritime Provinces by Saturday.