Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2019
Hurricane Dorian ▸ Facts ▸ Comments ▸ News ▸ Videos
Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful and devastating Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, that became the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country's history. It was also one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic Ocean in terms of 1-minute sustained winds, with these winds peaking at 185 mph (295 km/h). In addition, Dorian surpassed Hurricane Irma in 2017 to become the most powerful hurricane on record in the open Atlantic region, outside of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. It was the fourth named storm, second hurricane, the first major hurricane, and the first Category 5 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 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the highest wind speeds 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 flattened or swept to sea, and at least 70,000 people were left homeless. After it ravaged through the Bahamas, Dorian proceeded along the coasts of the Southeastern United States and Atlantic Canada, leaving behind considerable damage and economic losses in those regions.
New report revisits 'Sharpiegate' controversy
Credit: Reuters - Politics Duration: 01:39Published
You Might Like
Between two storms: Caribbean braces for hurricanes in coronavirus eraKen Hutton is worried Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he lives is far from rebuilt after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian last year yet he is bracing for another hurricane season in the..
Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weatherFrom a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly..
Hurricane Dorian swept swimming cows 2 miles to North Carolina beachThree cows have been spotted beachcombing on a remote barrier island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, swept to an unlikely grazing spot when Hurricane Dorian whipped waves powerful enough to carry them..
Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian found alive in North CarolinaOfficials believe the three cows washed up on the Outer Banks after swimming for up to five miles.
Bridal party delivers aid to Hurricane Dorian-hit BahamasRikki Kahley and her friends brought 40 suitcases of donated items to the ravaged archipelago.
New storm to hit Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane DorianMore than 1,000 people are still missing following the hurricane two weeks ago.
Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aidA tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general..
Northern Bahamas brace for new storm, hampering Dorian reliefThe leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the..
Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced studentsBahamaian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern..
Tropical storm nears northern Bahamas, complicating Dorian reliefThe leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the..
Hurricane Dorian: Number of missing drops to 1,300Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas earlier this month killing at least 50.
Tropical storm warning issued for Bahamas, 1,300 still missingA tropical cyclone was forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days, potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already reeling from Hurricane Dorian, the U.S. National..
Bahamas' count of missing people post-Dorian drops to 1,300: officialThe Bahamian government now believes there are 1,300 people missing after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a sharp decline from the 2,500 listed on the missing registry a day earlier, a..
Oil spill clean-up at Equinor's Bahamas terminal underway after Dorian damageNorway's Equinor has begun cleaning up an onshore oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, and said on Thursday it will step up the operation..
Equinor starts cleaning oil spill at Bahamas terminalEquinor has begun cleaning up an oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, the Norwegian energy firm said on Thursday.
Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly'Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters,..
Dorian's toll: Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in storm's wakeAround 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, a number that may include people who fled to shelters around the Caribbean island chain, authorities..
U.S. House panel probes Commerce Secretary Ross over Trump Dorian tweet kerfuffleA U.S. House panel on Wednesday opened an investigation into U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' potential role in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to rebuke an Alabama..
Equinor says oil spotted near Bahamas crude terminal does not indicate spillOil spotted off the coast of the Bahamas may not have come from a nearby crude storage terminal owned by Norwegian oil company Equinor that was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, the company said on..
Purgatory in paradise: Bahamas tent cities to house Dorian survivorsFor some Bahamians who escaped death but lost their homes in Hurricane Dorian's hellish rampage over the islands of Freeport and Great Abaco, life in the tent shelters erected this week seems like..
Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missingEmergency officials caution that the names have not yet been checked against those in shelters.
Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wakeBahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian but cautioned the full list of missing has not been checked to see..
Hurricane Dorian: Search teams scour Bahamas wreckage for victimsNearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian, rescue operations continue to find victims.
NOAA chief defends Alabama office after Trump Dorian tweetThe head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended a regional National Weather Service (NWS) office in Alabama that told residents the state was not at risk from..
Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 50 - officialHurricane Dorian's rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely on the hard-hit Great Abaco Island, an official said on Tuesday.
Storm-ravaged Bahamians seeking entry to U.S. may face immigration hurdlesEmitte Bootle spent 25 years driving school buses on the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island, but now that Hurricane Dorian has devastated his home, there are no students to drive - and nowhere to take them.
'You can't break down': Bahamas keeps up search of Dorian-devastated islandRescue workers wearing white hazard suits carried out a grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over..
With dogs and spray paint, crews in grim search for Dorian's dead in BahamasFor the searchers sifting through the enormous pile of wreckage that Hurricane Dorian left after smashing the Bahamian town of Marsh Harbor, the only way to get past the stench of hidden corpses is to..
Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas damage 'like nuclear bomb'The US aid chief said he was struck by the devastation after flying over affected areas on Sunday.
Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what nextDays after fleeing their crumbling home and breaking into a vacant apartment to take shelter while Hurricane Dorian rampaged over the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island, Samuel Cornish and his family caught a..
Storm Dorian makes landfall in CanadaDorian hit Nova Scotia late on Saturday with winds of 100mph, cutting power to 450,000 homes.
As desperation rises, thousands in Bahamas flee Dorian's devastationThousands of people fled devastation in the Bahamas on Saturday as conditions grew increasingly desperate nearly a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, reducing many homes to rubble and knocking..
Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by shipHundreds of weary Bahamians, some carrying small bags of belongings and children on their hips, disembarked a cruise ship in south Florida on Saturday after fleeing the catastrophic devastation left by..
Hurricane Dorian: Rescue efforts stepped up as storm survivors fleeHundreds of people are trying to flee parts of the Bahamas pulverised by Hurricane Dorian.
Living conditions 'rapidly deteriorating' after storm in Bahamas: aid groupThousands of displaced people are living in "rapidly deteriorating" conditions in the worst-hit parts of the Bahamas six days after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, the United Nations World Food..
'Staggering' death toll feared in Bahamas after Dorian's destructionCharities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas on Saturday amid fears of a "staggering" death toll left in..