Hurricane Dorian, the fourth named hurricane of the 2019 season, tied the record for the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the Bahamas. At its most powerful, Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall in the northwest Bahamas on September 1, 2019 and lingered for days, was listed as a Category 5 major hurricane, peaking with one-minute sustained winds of 185 mph and generating destructive gusts over 220 mph (355 km/h) along with a storm surge possibly as high as 23 feet.
In addition to unleashing massive flooding across the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian completely destroyed numerous homes and buildings, wiping out entire neighborhoods and leaving 70,000 people in need of immediate lifesaving aid according to the United Nations. The areas hardest hit — the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama — were left without basic resources such as fresh water, food and medical care. At least 20 people have been confirmed dead and the death toll is expected to rise as emergency responders work their way through the debris and wreckage.
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