Hurricane Dorian Relief 2019

Abaco Islands, The Bahamas

On Sept. 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Abaco Islands, The Bahamas, as one of the strongest storms ever recorded. A 20-plus-foot wall of water—a deadly storm surge—engulfed Abaco, leveling nearly everything in its path and taking with it likely thousands of lives as it receded. The storm hovered over the islands for two days, causing an estimated $7 billion in damage.

As part of a volunteer deployment with OpenWorld Relief, I spent several weeks there as a relief worker and documentarian. OWR is a small and nimble humanitarian and search and rescue organization that has done great work in previous disaster zones, including Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico in 2017. Please consider a donation on their website to support the work they continue to do in these zones and will do in future disaster zones.