Sean Connery 'lucky' after riding out Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

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September 07, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Sean Connery

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Sean Connery says he's “lucky” to have escaped Hurricane Dorian unscathed after riding out the monster storm with his wife at their island home in the Bahamas.

The former James Bond actor told the Daily Mail that he and his wife hunkered down in their mansion at Lyford Cay on the island of New Providence and are “both fine.” The island is about 90 miles south of Great Abaco, which saw some of the worst damage.

Connery moved to the Bahamas back in the 1990s and was celebrating his 89th birthday on the island last Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.

“We were lucky compared to many others and the damage here was not great,” Connery told the paper. “We had been prepared for the storm, everything was ready in advance – we weren’t taking any chances and knew what to do.”

Dorian was a Category 5 storm with wind gusts over 200 mph when it ravaged the Bahamas earlier this week.

The monster hurricane killed at least 43 people and destroyed around 13,000 homes in the Bahamas, according to officials. The toll is expected to rise as the clean-up continues.

Dorian was approaching Canada Saturday as a Category 2 storm.

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