As of now, the previously measured category 5 Hurricane Dorian is now a category two storm. A category two storm is classified as the fourth most dangerous type of hurricane possible. These kinds of storms can throw 96 – 110 mph winds that tear anything up that they come across, and can throw things miles away from where they originally were. These powerful winds can pick up houses, launch cars, and tear apart towers, with no possible way of slowing them down. Over 8,000 casualties and 1.8 Billion dollars in damage was caused by Hurricane Fifi-Orlene, another category two hurricane, back in 1974. The danger caused by these types of natural disasters is almost immeasurable, and the after-effects of these natural catastrophes is almost always devastating.
Hurricane Dorian has had major news coverage, and large amounts of media attention – for good reason. This category two hurricane has been a looming shadow over Florida’s citizens, and been in the minds of everyone on the East coast. The large amounts of fear generated by this natural disaster is all unfortunately warranted. Hurricane Dorian has hit the Bahamas hard: 50 confirmed deaths, left around 70,000 left homeless, and an unknown amount of missing people. The brutal aftermath has been shown to the public through heart wrenching pictures of the destroyed cities, and hundreds of demolished homes.
Unfortunately this is the type of damage that was expected to come to Florida and other parts of the East coast. With little time to evacuate many people opted to stay in the sunshine state, willing to weather the storm to stay with whatever binds them there. The storm has even done damage as far north as Nova Scotia, Canada, and the effects of hurricane Dorian are sure to be felt by the Bahamas for a long time.