Effects of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

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The effects of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas in 2019 were among the worst experienced for any natural disaster in the country. Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands as a Category 5 hurricane on September 1, and a day later hit Grand Bahama Island at the same category. The hurricane then stalled over Grand Bahama for another day, finally pulling away from the island on September 3. Damage amounted to US$3.4 billion, and there were at least 74 deaths in the country.[1] Another 282 people were left missing after the hurricane.

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Hurricane Dorian
Infrared imagery of Hurricane Dorian making landfall on the Abaco Islands
Meteorological history
DurationSeptember 1–3, 2019
Category 5 hurricane
1-minute sustained (SSHWS/NWS)
Highest winds185 mph (295 km/h)
Lowest pressure910 mbar (hPa); 26.87 inHg
Overall effects
Fatalities≥74; 281 missing
Damage$3.4 billion (2019 USD)
Areas affectedNorthwestern Bahamas, mainly the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island

Part of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season


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