The Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian: Southeast States ‘Dodged a Bullet’

By September 10, 2019News

Insurance Journal

Residents and the insurance industry in Southeast states are feeling relieved after Hurricane Dorian grazed the U.S. coastline last week just days after it caused catastrophic damage in the Bahamas.

While the storm was at one point a Category 3 as it headed toward South Carolina, it ultimately stayed mostly offshore, bringing some flooding and damage but mostly sparing the region – a dramatic difference than what Dorian did to the Bahamas when it hit several islands with 210 mph winds. Damage estimates there have reached as high as $7 billion.