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Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

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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Type of Event:cyclone
Location of Event:Bahamas
Date of Charter Activation:2019-09-04
Time of Charter Activation:14:08
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-05:00
Charter Requestor:EROS on behalf of The Bahamas National Emergency Management Administration (NEMA)
Activation ID:620
Project Management:University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Marine pollution surveillance, Bahamas

Copyright: © Planet (2019)
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 17/09/2019

Source: PlanetScope

Marine pollution surveillance, Bahamas

Copyright: © All rights reserved ROSCOSMOS 2019
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Acquired: 17/09/2019

Source: Kanopus-V

Damage assessment in the Bahamas

Copyright: © 2019 Maxar Technologies Inc. - All rights reserved
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Acquired: 07/09/2019

Source: WorldView-3

Flood assessment in the Bahamas

Copyright: © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 14/09/2019

Source: Sentinel-1

Flood impact in the Caribbean Islands

Copyright: NOAA (2019)
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 09/09/2019 to 11/09/2019

Source: Suomi NPP / NOAA-20

Flood assessment in the Bahamas

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Copyright: © Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 10/09/2019

Source: Sentinel-1

Flood impact in the Caribbean Islands

Copyright: NOAA (2019)
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 05/09/2019

Source: Suomi NPP, NOAA-20 and GOES-16

Flood impact in the Caribbean Islands

Copyright: NOAA (2019)
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 04/09/2019

Source: Suomi NPP, NOAA-20 and GOES-16

Assessment of marine oil using SAR, Bahamas

Copyright: © KARI (2019) All rights reserved
Map produced by NOAA

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Acquired: 05/09/2019 to 09/09/2019

Source: KOMPSAT-5

Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, Banyan Beach, Bahamas

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

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Acquired: Pre-event: 14/07/2019
Post-event: 05/09/2019

Source: Pleiades

Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, Walker Cay, Bahamas

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

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Acquired: Pre-event: 11/06/2019
Post-event: 05/09/2019

Source: Pleiades

Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, East Grand Bahama, Bahamas

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Map produced by Copernicus EMS

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Acquired: Pre-event: 14/07/2019
Post-event: 06/09/2019

Source: Pleiades

Hurricane Dorian damage assessment, High Rock, Bahamas

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

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Acquired: Pre-event: 15/08/2019
Post-event: 06/09/2019

Source: Pleiades

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