Hurricane Dorian Wreaks Havoc Throughout Atlantic Ocean


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Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Sept. 1 as a Category 5 hurricane, yielding property damage of nearly $7 billion, according to the prime minister of the Bahamas.

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In its 17 days of existence from Aug. 24 to Sept. 10, Hurricane Dorian ravaged three different countries, cutting through the Bahamas on Sept. 1, causing the bulk of the damage, before moving to the Southeastern coast of the United States on Sept. 3 and Nova Scotia, Canada on Sept. 8. 

One potential reason for the growing intensity and sustainability of hurricanes comes with the growing problem of climate change as the hurricane represents a growing trend of more intense and sustainable hurricanes. 

“I was really worried for my family members who are living in North Carolina,” sophomore Elena Kim said. “I think it’s important for students to be more aware of the struggles that others face and broaden our minds about the world.”

With the death count around 50, thousands of missing people, and millions without power, Hurricane Dorian has left a lasting impact on the Atlantic coast according to CNN. The people being affected by this travesty need help in order to slowly get around rebuilding their life.

While not everyone can travel to the Bahamas and help, donating to the American Red Cross or other first responders that are providing hurricane relief to the nearly 70,000 people displaced in the Bahamas is invaluable.