Reporting from the cockpit of a DC-3 airplane, 9,500 feet in the sky. En route to Freeport, Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian relief aid is delivered from the U.S. September 9, 2019.
Photo by: Patrick Dove / TC Palm
preparing for the storm
On August 31, Hurricane Dorian attained Category 4 major hurricane status. The Treasure Coast remained steadily in the National Hurricane Center's forecast cone, and preparations began for the incoming storm. Meanwhile, the Bahamas island chain began to feel the hurricane's powerful effects.
after a long wait, Dorian arrives
On September 1, a warning to take immediate cover was issued on the National Hurricane Center Twitter account as Hurricane Dorian made landfall near Elbow Cay, Bahamas as the strongest storm to ever hit the northwestern islands. Just 120 miles away, Floridians held their breath.
As of September 12, over 1,300 people are missing in the Bahamas. Lives were uprooted. Homes were destroyed. Bahamians began their migration to the United States with the hopes of restarting their lives.