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A look at previous hurricanes that have affected the Bahamas

 

September 1, 2019



NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on the Bahamas as a Category 4 storm and should reach the archipelago on Sunday. Over two or three days, it could dump as much as 4 feet (1 meter) of rain, unleash high winds and whip up an abnormal rise in sea level called storm surge. Here is a looked at past hurricanes that have affected the archipelago.

— 1932: The Great Abaco Hurricane, Category 5, struck the Bahamas at peak intensity. More than a dozen people were reportedly killed and hundreds injured.

— 1965: Hurricane Betsy, Category 4, caused an estimated $14 million in...



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