Aerial helicopter footage taken on Sept. 3 shows the vast destruction of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, Bahamas. (Brandon Clement, WxChasing / LSM)

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas as a powerful Category 5 hurricane, with winds in excess of 185 mph and a storm surge of 18-23 feet. Dorian then stalled and subjected the Bahamas to its hurricane force winds for more than 48 hours, causing extreme devastation.

In part one of our Hurricane Dorian webinars, experts from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) discussed what’s happening in the Bahamas after the Category 5 storm and its unprecedented stalling. Panelists explored the current challenges, effective approaches and how best to support the unique needs of small islands in recovery.

CDP President and CEO Robert G. Ottenhoff moderated the discussion and panelists included:

This webinar was provided with generous funding from The UPS Foundation and was co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, the Southeastern Council of FoundationsNational Center for Family Philanthropy and Philanthropy New York.

CDP launched the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund in response to the needs that will arise following Hurricane Dorian and other storms that may hit throughout the Atlantic hurricane season. Details about the Fund were provided during the webinar.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: