ORLANDO, Fla. The 2019 hurricane season has been a year of tropical milestones.
First in August, meteorologists saw the slow development of Hurricane Dorian: It is the strongest hurricane of the year so far, and also took the title of one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded to make landfall in the western Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. Dorian matched the same strength observed in the devastating 1935 Labor Day hurricane.
There are 56 confirmed deaths due to Hurricane Dorian and 600 people still missing after the storm, according to the International Medical Corps Sept. 30 report.