What is Hurricane Dorian?
Hurricane Dorian is a category 5 hurricane that has recently destroyed parts of the US, the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama.
When did it happen?
The hurricane formed on 24th August 2019 and dissipated on 10th September 2019.
What caused it?
Dorian began on the coast of Africa. It began as a collection of mild thunderstorms with The National Hurricane Center estimating that it only had a 20% chance of growing in severity. However, they were wrong, and it quickly became a tropical storm. This was due to the warm waters that sped up the process, which in turn increased the wind speed. Unsurprisingly, it quickly evolved into a hurricane, and Dorian was born.
Where did Dorian hit?
Dorian hit the Bahamas, the East Coast of the USA, Iceland, Greenland, and others. The Bahamas was affected the most.
Who did it affect?
Dorian affected thousands of ordinary people. Houses were destroyed and whole buildings were torn apart. In the Bahamas, flights were cancelled due to the complete destruction of the airport. Many people died, with the death toll in the Bahamas reaching 43.
What are people doing to help?
Many charities, such as the Red Cross, are doing their best to provide food, water, shelter and medical care for survivors of the hurricane. Many people have raised and donated money to help. In fact, Tanglin Trust School students have held food drives, fun events and others to raise money for survivors.
We all need to try and put a little money forward to help the survivors of Hurricane Dorian. Every cent counts. So let’s all try our best to do so. Spread the message to everyone you know so we can raise more awareness about this. Let’s all come together and help save the survivors of Hurricane Dorian. #overcomedorian.