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Hurricane Dorian (24 Aug 2019 – 10 Sept 2019)

by Vishal Kumar

Hurricane Dorian was a powerful and destructive hurricane that impacted the Bahamas and parts of the southeastern United States in August and September 2019.

Path of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian formed in the Atlantic Ocean on August 24, 2019, and moved towards the Bahamas. The storm made landfall on the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas on September 1, 2019. The storm then stalled over the Bahamas, causing catastrophic damage and widespread flooding before moving towards the southeastern coast of the United States. The storm eventually weakened and moved up the east coast of USA before dissipating over eastern Canada on September 10, 2019.

Category of Hurricane Dorian

At its peak intensity, Hurricane Dorian was classified as a Category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 910 mb. The storm weakened slightly as it approached the Bahamas.

Hurricane Damage

Dorian caused widespread damage and destruction in the Bahamas, with many homes and buildings destroyed or severely damaged by the storm’s high winds and flooding. The storm was responsible for at least 70 deaths in the Bahamas and caused significant damage to the country’s infrastructure, including power and water systems.

The storm also caused significant damage and flooding in the southeastern United States, particularly in North Carolina, where many homes and businesses were destroyed or damaged by the storm. Despite the devastation caused by hurricane, communities in the affected regions have been working tirelessly to recover and rebuild in the years since the storm hit.

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