Hurricane Dorian strongest landfalling storm in a lifetime

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Monday, September 2, 2019
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Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Sunday, Sept. 1 with sustained winds of 185 mph. This ties it as the strongest landfalling storm in terms of sustained wind speeds.

Hurricane Dorian is a catastrophic storm leaving its mark in the record books.

It made landfall on Sunday, Sept. 1 on the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 mph.

This ties it as the strongest landfalling storm in terms of sustained wind speeds.

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The Labor Day storm back in 1935 also had landfalling winds of 185 mph.

Only five storms have ever achieved sustained winds of 185mph or greater: Allen, Dorian, Wilma, Gilbert and the Labor Day storm.

Records go back more than a century to 1851.

See more information, updates and videos about Hurricane Dorian.