enfoque 129 iconHurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm, and the strongest on record in northwestern Bahamas, made landfall on 1 September at Elbow Cay (Grand Abaco). The 295-kilometer-an-hour winds, high surf, and intense rain and flooding caused by the hurricane had devastating consequences for water and communications systems and, most importantly, for health facilities, significantly affecting care and provision of services to the population. Before, during, and after the emergency, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) deployed its Disaster Response Team, providing 20 experts on support, logistics, civil-military coordination, information management, epidemiological surveillance, mental health, incident management, and water and sanitation.