Here we have a look at the large scale global destruction that Hurricane Dorian caused in its wake.
Hurricane Dorian proved to be the most devastating hurricane this hurricane season. For countries like the Bahamas, it was the strongest storm that the nation has ever faced. The large-scale impact that Hurricane Dorian has caused seems to transcend national boundaries.
In its report, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) claimed that the total damages caused by Dorian exceed $100 million. The Atlantic Canada region, consisting of three provinces- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island- were the worst-hit regions, suffering a large part of the damage. Forest areas in the Atlantic Canada region also suffered a lot with a large number of trees being uprooted causing vegetation and wildlife loss as well. With multiple power failures and homes and cottages sustaining lots of flood and hurricane damage, a lot of lives were severely affected by Dorian.
The IBC said initial estimates from each province amount to: New Brunswick: C$22.5 million (US$16.9 million) Nova Scotia: C$62.2 million (US$46.7 million) Prince Edward Island: C$17.5 million (US$13.1 million)
Meanwhile, In the Bahamas, the hurricane has dealt significant damage to the coral reefs present there. Even though coral reefs are evolved in a way to sustain tropical damage but Dorian’s havoc was too much to handle for them. Post-hurricane surveys, led by Vermont based Perry Institute of Marine Sciences assessed the situation of the reef in the Bahamas. The assessment included photographing multiple coral colonies and comparing them with past images. Due to the devastations, the results that came out did not look good at all.
Hopefully, though, the extent of damage will soon be fully assessed and after impact assessment, regulatory steps will be taken by concerned authorities to repair the situation.