Hurricane Dorian

Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2019

Hurricane Dorian (Under CC License)

Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country's history. It was the fourth named storm, second hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on September 1 with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), tying with the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 for the highest winds of an Atlantic hurricane ever recorded at landfall. Dorian went on to strike Grand Bahama at similar intensity, stalling just north of the territory with unrelenting winds for at least 24 hours. The resultant damage to these islands was catastrophic; most structures were destroyed or swept out to sea, and at least 70,000 people were left homeless. The hurricane proceeded along the coasts of the Southeastern United States and Atlantic Canada, leaving behind considerable damage and economic losses throughout those regions.

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