The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season was the fourth consecutive year of above-average and damaging seasons dating back to 2016 and is tied with 1969 as the fourth-most active hurricane season on record in terms of named storms. The strongest hurricane of the season was Dorian, which had 185 mph winds, and devastated the Bahamas, claiming as the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the Bahamas on record, and the worst natural disaster ever in their country. Dorian was the strongest Atlantic hurricane outside of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Dorian is also tied with the 1935 labor day hurricane in terms of wind speed for the strongest landfalling Atlantic hurricane. The season also had another Category 5 hurricane, which was Lorenzo, it was the easternmost Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on record, surpassing hurricane Hugo in 1989. Overall the 2019 season caused almost $12 billion in damage, and over 98 people were killed during this season. Also with 18 named storms, 2019 is tied with 1969 as the fourth-most active Atlantic hurricane season since reliable records began in 1851. Here’s a recap video of the 2019 season.
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