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Bahamas:Hurricane Dorian - One month after (as of 04 October 2019)

  • Dorian makes record landfall. Dorian brought windspeeds in excess of 220mph and 23ft. storm surge as it barrelled over north-western Bahamas in early September.
  • Coordinating an efficient response. With more than 100 organizations present in The Bahamas, effective coordination among stakeholders proved critical to the response.
  • Response scales up to meet needs. From pre-deployments prior to Dorian’s arrival and the presence of more than 340 response personnel, response scaled up to meet priority needs.
  • Breaking down the response. The breadth of Dorian’s impact required a multi-facted approach to support Bahamas’s thematic Emergency Support Functions.
  • Financing contributions. Various countries, donors and organizations committed their generous support to The Bahamas with financing to back relief, response and recovery. 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
08 Oct 2019
Document type: 
Reports
Location(s): 
Bahamas
Coordination hub(s): 
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC)
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Hurricane Dorian - Aug 2019