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Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

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type d'évènement:cyclone
Localidation de l'évènement:Bahamas
Date de l'activation Charte:2019-09-04
Time of Charter Activation:14:08
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-05:00
Demandeur:EROS on behalf of The Bahamas National Emergency Management Administration (NEMA)
Activation ID:620
Chef de projet:University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on 1 September as a Category 5 storm bringing strong wind speeds of 185mph and heavy rainfall. At least 20 people have been killed with many more missing, injured and displaced.

The Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, in the north of the archipelago were battered by the storm for 2 days which decimated whole areas, leaving houses without roofs, scattered debris and flooding as up to 35 inches of rain fell.

The International Red Cross estimated 45% of homes (13,000) on Grand Bahama and the Abacos have been destroyed. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis described the storm as a "historic tragedy" for the archipelago.

Rescue teams reached the worst affected areas areas of the northern Bahamas to begin search, rescue and recovery. UN officials reported 60,000 people will require food aid and clean water.

After battering the Bahamas, Dorian moved north towards the east coast of the USA, still carrying wind speeds of 115 mph. South Carolina is preparing for a record storm surge as Dorian is expected to make landfall on 6 September.

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Acquis: 05/09/2019 to 09/09/2019

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Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, Banyan Beach, Bahamas

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-event: 14/07/2019
Post-event: 05/09/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
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Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, Walker Cay, Bahamas

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-event: 11/06/2019
Post-event: 05/09/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
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Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, East Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-event: 14/07/2019
Post-event: 06/09/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, High Rock, Bahamas

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-event: 15/08/2019
Post-event: 06/09/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

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