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Sunday, Sept. 1 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Northwestern Bahamas impacting Abaco and Grand Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane.
We (in Nassau) were not even in the direct path of Dorian and suffered a nationwide power outage, flooding and loss of communications. Nassau, which is considered the central Bahamas, could not have withstood a category 5 hurricane.
Relief workers describe ‘apocalyptic’ scenes after islands hit by one of most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded.
Dorian is now the fifth hurricane to reach category five—the highest level possible on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale—over the past four hurricane seasons in the North Atlantic.
Between 1924 and 2019 there have been only 35 category 5 hurricanes in the North Atlantic. Having five such storms form over just the past four hurricane seasons is way beyond the average occurrence rate.
Even more remarkable is that Dorian broke the record for the strongest storm so far north in the Atlantic east of Florida. Historically, the farther north a hurricane moves in the Atlantic the cooler the sea surface temperatures it encounters, which typically causes the storm to weaken. This time, however, the sea surface temperatures were warm enough to add energy and power to the hurricane. Having sea surface temperatures above what hurricanes need to be fueled, combined with slow-moving speed, can allow a storm to maintain major hurricane status (category 3 or above) for a longer time period.
What’s contributing to these warmer sea surface temperatures? Over the past half century, the ocean has absorbed more than 90 percent of the excess warming caused by burning fossil fuels and overloading the atmosphere with carbon. In keeping with this trend, the globally-averaged ocean temperature for July 2019 was the highest departure from average (+0.84 degrees Celsius; +1.51 degrees Fahrenheit) for July over the entire period of record (1880-2019).
At times, Dorian moved slower than most people walk along its devastating path over the Bahamas.
Dorian went through not just one, but two rapid intensifications (i.e. greater than 35 miles per hour increase in wind speed in less than 24 hours).
Before Dorian, it was unprecedented for rapid intensification to occur from an initial wind intensity greater than or equal to 130 knots (around 150 miles per hour) in the Atlantic. Historically a rare behavior, rapid intensifications of storms have become a dangerous feature of recent Atlantic hurricane seasons. This is why researchers are working hard to increase understanding to better predict rapid intensification and give earlier warning to those along the likely path of the storm. Research links rapid intensification with climate change.
Dorian generated massive storm surge in the Bahamas.
The forecasted storm surge for the Bahamas was between 18 and 23 feet. On-the-ground witnesses reported that the Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport was submerged by Dorian storm surge. The reported elevation of the airport is around 6-8 feet above mean sea level, and the water level was several more feet above ground level. Early satellite imagery suggests around 60 percent submerged land during the catastrophic storm surge for Grand Bahama Island.
Now to Rebuild
There are countless agencies, organizations, foundations, businesses and non-profits posting relief efforts. We ask that you do your due diligence and research, as many unsavoury people will feed off the emotions of the public for their own gain.
National Emergency Management Agency
Gladstone Road south of Aquinas College
P.O. Box N-7147
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
|Phone:||(242) – 322-6081/5|
Hurricane Dorian EMT Registration Form
Published Date : September 3, 2019
The Government of The Bahamas welcomes volunteers. Please complete the Hurricane Dorian EMT Registration Form and wait to be contacted by the Ministry of Health.
Please e-mail all completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Need
Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian:
- Sheet rock
- Roofing materials (shingles, tar paper, etc.)
- Drip caps
- Plastic Sheeting Rolls/Tarpaulin (various sizes)
- Chain Saws
- Mops & Buckets
- Towels & towelettes
- Wet Wipes
- Large Plastic Trash Bags
- Chlorine tablets
- Water & Water Containers
- Canned goods
- Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s)
- Non-perishable Dry Goods
- Baby Juice
- Baby Food
- Baby Formula
Home & Outdoor:
- Portable Stoves
- Butane Canisters
- Air Mattresses
- Mattresses (single or double)
- Sheet sets
Safety & Hygiene:
- First Aid Kits
- Water Filtration Devices
- Mosquito repellent
- Hygiene Kits
- Baby wipes
*Although it is appreciated we are unable to accept used clothes or old mattresses.
After – Playlist
Benje Stay Focus Mix & Master v5 00:03:02
Patrice Rest Of My Life Mix & Master v5 00:04:41
Voice_-Smile_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:03:53 Marge_Blackman_x_Turner–Soca_To_The_World_Bring_It_Back_Riddim_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:02:29 Marge_Blackman_x_Turner–Soca_To_The_World_Bring_It_Back_Riddim_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:03:27 Soca Nice “2019 Soca” (Official Audio) 00:03:13 LFS_Music_X_Lyrikal–Issa_Blessing_SOCA_2019 00:08:11 Skinny_Fabulous_X_Private_Ryan–Level_Vibes_Road_Skank_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:07:05 Preedy_X_Private_Ryan–Road_Skank_Road_Skank_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:02:16 Kerwin_DuBois_X_Nessa_Preppy_X_Private_Ryan–Road_Budy_Road_Skank_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:02:14 Bumper (Rocket Launcher Riddim) “2018 Soca” 00:01:53 Bun Fuh Bun (Rocket Launcher Riddim) “2018 Soca” 00:02:05 Living It Up (Rocket Launcher Riddim) “2018 Soca” (St Lucia) 00:02:18 I Got You (Rocket Launcher Riddim) [2018 Soca] [HD] 00:02:16 Tara_Lynne–Rush_Madness_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:01:55 Skinny_Fabulous–Bounce_Lost_and_Found_Riddim_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:01:03 Ricardo_Drue_x_Salty–Bend_Down_Lost_and_Found_Riddim_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:01:17 Trouble DESTRA_X_SPICE_Dancehall_Soca_2019_Trinidad_Carnival- 00:01:46 Skinny_Fabulous_Caspa_G–Shutdown_Jab_Fete_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:01:23 Lavaman–Jab_Emancipation_Jab_Fete_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:01:14 Marzville_Fadda_Fox–More_Rum_Jab_Fete_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:05:36 Motto–Jab_Fete_Riddim_2019_Soca_Official_Instrumental 00:05:48 Loose_Cannon–Print_Out_Jab_Fete_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:02:01 Blaudy 00:02:57 Chronic 00:02:37 Benje 00:01:54 D Mac00:02:40 COME THRU QUEEN-JULIEN 00:02:32 Sekon_Sta_ft_Precision_Prod–Party_Gods_Tingin_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:01:40 R.City_Nessa_Preppy_ft_Precision_Prod–Tingin_Tingin_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:01:49 Teddyson_John_ft_Precision_Prod–Friend_Zone_Tingin_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:01:42 King Bubba FM – Love In De House 2019 Soca (Official Lyric Video) [Red Boyz Music} 00:01:18 Kes–Savannah_Grass_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:01:41 Leave Them Talking 00:01:49 Tomorrow “2018 Soca” (Grenada) 00:01:47 Best In Me “2018 Soca” (Barbados) [Red Boyz Music] 00:01:37 T.O.M. (Goombay Riddim) “2019 Soca” (Bahamas) 00:01:51 Stupidness 00:02:20 01Passing Tru(Lyrikal) 00:01:55
Voice Wuss Ways Travis_World-Pandemonium_Soca_2019 00:02:37
Dis Is Mas (Soca 2019) 00:04:27
Jab People! “2019 Soca” (Official Audio) 00:03:28
Ricardo_Drue_King_Bubba_ft.Travis_World_Juiles_Czar–Out_Dey_Bird_Box_Riddim 00:02:48 Skinny_Fabulous_ft._Travis_World_Julius_Czar–Bird_Box_Bird_Box_Riddim_2019_Soca 00:03:23 Motto–No_Waste_Man_Pink_Panther_Riddim_Pt._5_2019_Soca 00:01:42 Lavaman–Who_Fraid_Dat_Pink_Panther_Riddim_Pt._5_2019_Soca_Grenada 00:01:23 Problem_Child–That_Wine_Drum_Machine_Riddim_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:02:24 Shal_Marshall-_Mas_Forever_Drum_Machine_Riddim_2019_Soca_Trinidad 00:02:38
4th Quarter Riddim [Instrumental] Alive and Well