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Dorian was one of four Category 5 hurricanes to strike the Bahamas, the others being 1932 Bahamas hurricane, 1933 Cuba–Brownsville hurricane, and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The most recent hurricane to strike the archipelago was Hurricane Isaias in August 2020.
According to past records, hurricanes do not occur in the Bahamas as frequently as they do along the east coast of the US mainland. For example, there is about a 1 in 5 risk of a hurricane in the Bahamas compared to a 1 in 4 risk in Miami.
Country Summary: The vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands. In Nassau, exercise caution in the “Over the Hill” area (south of Shirley Street). Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault occur, but generally not in tourist areas.
— 2015: Hurricane Joaquin, Category 4, meandered over the southern Bahamas, battering its islands for over two days. Joaquin caused extensive devastation and its storm surge trapped hundreds in their homes. Offshore, the American cargo ship El Faro and her 33 members were lost to the hurricane.
Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane on record to hit The Bahamas. Once it made landfall, it hovered over the country — sometimes moving at just 1 mph — for more than 48 hours. All the while, it caused storm surges and wind damage, decimating parts of the archipelago. What are The Bahamas like after Hurricane Dorian?
By September 2020, the number of claims had grown to 14,157 with losses at $2.1 billion. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND, NORTHERN EXUMA CAYS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.
Hurricane Dorian originated in the Atlantic Ocean in late August. It made landfall on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Elbow Cay, on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. How powerful was Hurricane Dorian when it hit the Bahamas? Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Bahamas.