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Hurricane Dorian: Harbinger of the new normal

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On September 1, 2019 destructive winds and storm surge from Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. In the days that followed, the storm weakened but expanded in size as it moved northward up the Atlantic coast of the United States. Climate change is intensifying the impacts of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma in 2017, Florence in 2018, and now Dorian in 2019, highlighting the need for coastal communities to start planning and building for what used to be the outer edge of extreme and is now becoming all too normal.

Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a