Hurricane Dorian

The Storm That Shook Us All

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Hurricane Dorian

Elena Kozachik and Olivia Sivak

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While it is fall for us in Michigan, it is the middle of hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin: the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. 

On Sunday, Sep. 1, the Bahama islands were hit by a powerful category 5 hurricane Dorian that made landfall in the northern part of the Bahamas. The worst hurricane since 1935, Dorian has devastated the islands leaving about 70,000 people homeless and 45 people dead, locals officials in the Bahamas are calling this an “a historic devastation.”

Locals are slowly being evacuated by ship and airplane every day. There are still many people not accounted for and still missing.

Devastation has also occurred in the Carolinas, residents saying there were about six feet of water in the streets within minutes, Associated Press reports.

 After the storm passed the Bahamas, it traveled Northwest towards the United States. The storm weakened to a category 2 storm Thursday morning as it reached the South Carolina coast. Dorian is expected to cause damage as far north as southern Virginia. 

Meteorologists have said that Dorian can move as far north as the Carolina’s. Some cities were ordered to evacuate the Carolinas on Wednesday, Sep 5. As of now, there are only 23 reported deaths in the Bahamas not knowing if they are U.S. citizens, and non-reported in the U.S. as of now. Reported on Friday, September 6, the death toll was raised to 45 and expected to continue rising.

If you would like to help donate to the people that were and still being impacted by hurricane Dorian, you can donate to many gofundme pages, and the red cross. You can donate to the Grand Bahama Relief Foundation at https://www.gbdisasterrelief.org/?fbclid=IwAR184yAkJDZX2tDcf9WuiWgK-ThUwVf3xsLizR6AYmmqTnq8gHSMrAN0lw8