Hurricane Dorian

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Hurricane Dorian
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Dorian at peak intensity over the Abaco Islands on September 1
FormedAugust 25, 2019
DissipatitSeptember 10, 2019
Heichest winds1-meenit susteened: 185 mph (295 km/h)
Lawest pressur910 mbar (hPa); 26.87 inHg
Fatalities84
Damage$5.07 billion (2019 USD)
Areas affectedHispaniola, Florida, Bahamas, East Coast o the Unitit States, Atlantic Canadae
Pairt o the 2019 Atlantic hurricane saison

Hurricane Dorian is an extremely pouerfu tropical cyclone currently affecting the Bahamas an threitenin the Sootheastren Unitit States. The fowert name't storm, seicont hurricane, an first major hurricane o the 2019 Atlantic hurricane saison, Dorian developed frae a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. The seestem gradually intensified while muivin taewart the Lesser Antilles, afore becoming a hurricane on August 28. Fest intensification ensued, an on August 31, Dorian intensified intae a Category 4 major hurricane. On the follaein day, Dorian reakit Category 5 intensity, peaking wi ane-minute susteened winds o 185 mph (295 km/h) an a meenimum central pressure o 910 millibar (27 inHg) while makkin landfa in Elbow Cay, Bahamas, at 16:40 UTC. Dorian makit anither landfa on Grand Bahama seiveral oors later, naur the same intensity.