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Hurricane Dorian

Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2019

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Hurricane Dorian: Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2019
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 of 2017 to become the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record outside of the tropics. 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.

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'Staggering' death toll feared in Bahamas after Dorian's destruction

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Bahamas struggles to cope with decomposing bodies, emotional trauma after Dorian

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Dorian's death toll expected to soar in Bahamas: 'There must be hundreds'

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Dorian weakens to Category 1 hurricane; tropical storm conditions spreading: NHC

Hurricane Dorian weakened as it brushed North Carolina, but tropical storm conditions are spreading north along the state's coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.
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Bahamas hurricane survivors tell of children swept away; death toll reaches 30

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Hurricane Dorian devastation in Bahamas could cost $7 billion: KCC

Preliminary estimate of total insured and uninsured losses in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is $7 billion, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clark & Company (KCC) said on Thursday.
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Survivor sees Dorian peel off his home's roof in the Bahamas: 'This can't be real'

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Bahamas reels from Dorian's devastation, storm surge threatens U.S. southeast

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Bahamas staggers from Dorian's devastation, U.S. southeast fears storm surge

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South Carolina scrambles ahead of Dorian's storm surge

A large digital screen alongside a major highway running into Charleston, South Carolina, issued a stark warning to residents on Wednesday: 'HURRICANE DORIAN, LEAVE NOW."
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U.S. President Donald Trump showed a map of Hurricane Dorian's projected path on Wednesday that appeared to have been altered with a Sharpie pen to include the state of Alabama, which was never in..
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'We owe it to them': Bahamian ships prepare for relief missions

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Bahamas in crisis after Hurricane Dorian flattens homes; food scarce

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Kinder Morgan evacuates Georgia LNG export terminal as Hurricane Dorian approaches U.S.

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Recovery on Bahamas begins as Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida, Carolinas

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Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida, leaving ruins in parts of Bahamas

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After inflicting 'extreme damage' on Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian on path to Florida

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Florida rides Dorian's 'emotional roller coaster' after a week of warnings and waiting

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Sisyphus on the beach: Dorian underlines coastal cities' endless rebuilding task

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Hurricane Dorian closes in on Florida coast after battering Bahamas

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Slow-moving hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas, inches towards Florida coast

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