The last time a hurricane hit the Bahamas, the impacts were catastrophic. Hurricane Dorian stagnated in the islands as a category 5 monster that killed dozens of people and triggered a toxic oil spill. Now, the islands are preparing for another hurricane not even a year later, when Hurricane Isaías approaches them. As Bahamians celebrate the first anniversary of Hurricane Dorian, amid the coronavirus pandemic and the start of another hurricane season, reconstruction efforts have become even more challenging.
Hurricane Dorian was one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history and the strongest hurricane to hit the Bahamas. Until then, Bahamians were doing what they used to do before a hurricane and underwent occasional procedures to prepare for another “casual hurricane.” The storm follows Hurricane Hanna, the eighth earliest storm in history, which hit the Gulf of Mexico last week and hit Texas as the first hurricane of the season. Logistics and supply chains would almost certainly be further limited by the damage caused by the hurricane, which would endanger the lives of people who need medical care and equipment to fight COVID-19, and the lives of people with injuries and health crises caused or aggravated by a hurricane Dorian was one of four Category 5 hurricanes to hit the Bahamas, the others being the 1932 hurricane in the Bahamas, the Cuba-Brownsville hurricane in 1933 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992.Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis spoke with FOX Weather hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross about efforts to heal after Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm.
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