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Hurricane Dorian violently passes through

INFOGRAPHIC COURTESY ALEXIS BURNS AND JULIA MESSICK

Cindy Sanchez

Staff Writer

Hurricane Dorian’s path of destruction has ended after two weeks of disrupting the lives of millions in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic Coast of the United States. 

Most of the damage made by Dorian affected the Northern Bahamas, making it the strongest hurricane to ever hit the islands. 

Although Dorian spared much the southeastern coast of the U.S. it did bring tropical storm winds and rain to Florida and Georgia. 

Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 3 and was stagnant over the islands for 30 hours straight. 

Dorian flooded homes and destroyed marshlands leaving the popular vacation destination with nothing. 

At least 70,000 people are homeless on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands, according to the United Nations. 

A cruise ship brought nearly 1,500 hurricane survivors from the Bahamas to a Florida port to help evacuation efforts. 

“The help after the storm has already been really good,” said Rebecca
Zimmo, 18. 

“The community has come together organize help locally and a lot from the states as well.” 

Since Hurricane Dorian devasted the Bahamas archipelago at least 43 people have been confirmed dead and officials expect the number to rise in the coming days. 

Hurricane Dorian made its way up to the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a Category 2 Hurricane. 

Dorian battered the Carolina coasts with record-high flooding and tornadoes. 

The area experiences seven-foot-high storm surges and 100 mph gusts of wind. 

Since Sunday morning, Dorian has reached the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is making its way to the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 

Thousands of people living in Nova Scotia, Canada have experienced the torrential rain and wind brought by Dorian after traveling through open water along the Atlantic. 

500,000 Nova Scotia citizens were left without power on Friday as a result of Hurricane Dorian’s Post-Tropical storm winds, that mimic those of a Category 2 Hurricane.

With some 200,000 people still left without power hundreds of technicians from other provinces in Canada and as far as Florida have the efforts to help those in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Search and recovery in the Bahamas slowed down due to the rubble left from Dorian leaving thousands of families still searching for their family members.

“This is our Katrina moment,” the Bahamas’ minister of health, Duane Sands, told ABC News.