The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas

The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas

The Stories Behind the Great Storms

Wayne Neely, Bill Read


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The Bahamas is ideally located directly in the path of hurricanes in the North Atlantic. These massive tropical cyclones have been ravaging the Bahamas since the Lucayan Indians blessed these islands with their presence. Now for the very first time, these greatest and deadliest Bahamian hurricanes have been presented and documented in book-form. Such named storms include Hurricanes Andrew, Floyd, Donna, Dorian, David, Matthew, Betsy, Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. While other unnamed storms include, The Great Nassau Hurricane of 1926, The Great Abaco Hurricane of 1932, The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866, The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928, and The Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929. The Bahamas hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, has seen plenty of catastrophic storms throughout history. Here's a look at some of the greatest and deadliest storms that have hit the Bahamas over the past five centuries.


Wayne Neely:
Wayne Neely is an international speaker, weather forecaster, and best-selling author. He attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting. He has written and published 14 books on hurricanes and contributed questions on hurricanes for ‘Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” and was featured in the NOVA/PBS Documentary “Killer Hurricanes,” and his latest book was featured in National Geographic.