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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. 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
08 Oct 2019
Document type: 
Coordination hub(s): 
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC)
Hurricane Dorian - Aug 2019