Tell Us Your Story

The “I Survived Dorian” project is a community-based science research project that provides a platform and empowers individuals to share their experiences with Hurricane Dorian, their views on how disaster preparedness and responses can be improved, and how we can address our society’s inequalities to reduce human vulnerability to disasters. It is important to note that while this project may help to improve future disaster management policies, no actual changes can be guaranteed.

You are being invited to participate in this research project. We would be appreciative if you could share a photograph and an audio recording or written account of your direct or indirect experiences with Hurricane Dorian. The length of the audio recording or written account is up to you.

Participation in this project means you understand:

You are 18 years old or older
Participation is voluntary and you can refuse to continue at any point
Your submissions will be displayed on the project website which is publicly accessible.
If you do feel affected by sharing your experience, there are counselling services available through The Bahamas Psychological Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

You have the right to ask questions about this research study and to have those questions answered before, during or after the research. If you have questions about the study, at any time feel free to contact Dr. Adelle Thomas from University of The Bahamas at or

Talk to Us About

  1. What’s your earliest memory of a hurricane experience? Can you remember what hurricane it was? Or the year?
  2. What was your experience of Hurricane Dorian?
  3. Do you think that The Bahamas is prepared for another hurricane or disaster at the level of Hurricane Dorian?
  4. What are you doing differently to prepare for hurricanes?