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Team Rubicon Medical Response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

  • Andrew J. Bouland (a1) (a2), Jordan Selzer (a3), Madi Yogman (a4) and David W. Callaway (a1)

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On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a category 5 hurricane on Great Abaco Island, Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian matched the “Labor Day” hurricane of 1935 as the strongest recorded Atlantic hurricane to make landfall with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles/h.1 At the request of the Government of the Bahamas, Team Rubicon activated a World Health Organization Type 1 Mobile Emergency Medical Team and responded to Great Abaco Island. The team provided medical care and reconnaissance of medical clinics on the island and surrounding cays…

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Correspondence and reprint requests to: Andrew Bouland, Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28232-2861 (e-mail: ajbouland@email.wm.edu)

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1.Hurricane Dorian has smashed all sorts of intensity records in the Atlantic Ocean. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/01/hurricane-dorian-has-smashed-all-sorts-intensity-records/. Accessed September 20, 2019.
2.2010 Census of Population and Housing. The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/a6761484-9fa0-421d-a745-34c706049a88/Microsoft+Word+-+2010+CENSUS+FIRST+RELEASE+REPORT.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Accessed September 20, 2019.
3.European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, Daily Flash Report, September 2, 2019. https://erccportal.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ECHO-Flash/ECHO-Flash-List/yy/2019/mm/09. Accessed September 20, 2019.
4.Insurance Journal. Total Losses in Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian Estimated at $7 Billion. September 5, 2019. https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/09/05/538980.htm. Accessed 20 September 2019.
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Team Rubicon Medical Response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

  • Andrew J. Bouland (a1) (a2), Jordan Selzer (a3), Madi Yogman (a4) and David W. Callaway (a1)

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