Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas and U.S. East Coast, September 2019

03 Sep 2019


Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama Island on Sunday, September 1 as a Category 5 storm. Dorian stalled over the island and lingered for two days, dumping up to 30 inches of rain. Several of the nation’s islands suffered significant damage from the rain, wind and storm surge. The death toll has reached 23 and thousands of people are listed as missing. The Red Cross has estimated that nearly half of the homes on Grand Bahama and Abaco were severely damaged or destroyed.

Dorian, now a Category 2 storm, skirted past the coastlines of Florida and Georgia on Wednesday and is now off the coast of South Carolina. It caused no significant damage to those states. It is expected to either continue to skirt or move over the coastline of North Carolina on Friday.

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