This is a follow-up to our post on August 31, US Embassy Bahamas on ‘Ordered Departure’ For Non-Emergency Staff/Family Members #HurricaneDorian. The NOAA Hurricane Update of 1100 PM EDT Mon Sep 02 2019 notes that devastating hurricane conditions continue on Grand Bahama Island and that a life-threatening storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 12 to 18 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds on Grand Bahama Island.
USAID/OFDA announced on Twitter that a team of Caribbean-based
@USAID disaster experts is in the Bahamas to work w/ national authorities & humanitarian partners to help assess impacts & humanitarian needs.
The US Coast Guard Southeast said that its Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, forward deployed to Andros Island, medevaced 19 people from the Marsh Harbour Clinic to Nassau International Airport on Monday, September 2.
.@USEmbassyNassau and @statedept are coordinating with the Bahamian government to provide any support required in the aftermath of Hurricane #Dorian. @theOFDA will soon be on the ground to assess the situation and @USCG is deploying search and rescue operations.
— WHA Bureau (@WHAAsstSecty) September 2, 2019
@USEmbassyNassau has begun helping victims of Hurricane #Dorian in #TheBahamas. @USCGSoutheast sent helicopters to evacuate injured from Abaco, flying back to Nassau for urgent care. Please stay informed from reliable sources, and keep safe. pic.twitter.com/GOK0pqiY7x
— U.S. Embassy Nassau (@USEmbassyNassau) September 3, 2019
UPDATE: A @USAID disaster team has deployed to the #Bahamas, where #HurricaneDorian 🌀 began making landfall as a #Category5 storm over the northwestern islands on Sunday. Follow us here for regular updates. #HurricaneSeason
— USAID/OFDA (@theOFDA) September 2, 2019
#Breaking – 4 #USCG #Jayhawk helicopter crews medevaced 19 people from the #MarshHarbour Clinic to Nassau International Airport to EMS. Read more details here: https://t.co/Jg3bOXbdYy #USCGDorian #Dorian #HurricaneDorian pic.twitter.com/psuOsokeeC
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 3, 2019
High storm surge with floating vehicles speaks volumes to the conditions on Grand Bahama island. Hurricane Dorian is stationary and is a strong 140mph killer storm.#dorian #Grandbahama #Hurricane pic.twitter.com/qgz2yJuT38
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) September 3, 2019
Hurricane Dorian has already severely damaged or destroyed as many as 13,000 homes in the Bahamas. Here are some of the local and international organizations seeking help. https://t.co/lVMhaKCn47
— Refinery29 (@Refinery29) September 2, 2019