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Emergency services in the Bahamas indicate that the number of people missing after the passage of Hurricane Dorian is 1,300.

The number is down from the 2,500 missing earlier this week.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the drop in the number of people had occurred after cross-referencing the names of the missing persons with those of the shelters.

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas earlier this month, killing at least 50 people. The death toll is expected to increase with continued clean-up operations.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Wednesday in a televised speech that the government was transparent and that it "would provide timely information on the loss of life as soon as it is available".

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Dorian was blowing at 295 km / h (185 mph) sustained winds when he landed at Elbow Cay on the Abacos on September 1st.

He equaled the strongest winds ever recorded for a hurricane at the landing when he hit the Abaco Islands.

Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson said that the search for victims is a slow process.

"We have to go through all this rubble, take our time and search it will take a long time before you can really say," he said.

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Rescuers are still searching for dead in areas such as Abaco Islands

On Thursday, the United States announced a new humanitarian aid of $ 4 million (£ 3.2 million) in the Bahamas. The US Agency for International Development said that this money would be used to provide shelter, food, medicine and water to the residents of Grand Bahama and Abaco, the islands the more affected.

More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from both islands to New Providence, the island where the nation's capital, Nassau, is located.

According to Nema, the number of people seeking to leave Grand Bahama and Abaco has dropped considerably.

Some 15,000 people still need shelter or food, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

On Thursday, the Bahamas government issued a tropical storm warning.

According to the US National Hurricane Center, the weather system is not expected to produce a significant storm surge in northwestern Bahamas; However, heavy rains could hinder relief efforts.