Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas

Lucy WORBOYS / AFP

At least five people have been killed, more than a million others displaced and hundreds of homes inundated after 'monster' storm battered the Bahamas.

Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, is forecast to stay put, after hovering over the Grand Bahama Island for almost 40 hours, until at least Tuesday morning.

Authorities have warned residents not to leave the shelters until the eye of the hurricane passes. 

The hurricane, which was downgraded late Monday morning to Category 4, packed maximum sustained winds of 240 kph, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

Dorian is expected to drift to the northwest late on Tuesday and stalk the coasts of Florida, South Carolina and Georgia, it added.

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