SITREP #22

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Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #22
SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
1635 EST
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Fuel Situation: We are pleased to report that long-needed fuel is now available in Treasure Cay. Gasoline and diesel are available for both vehicles and boats. Rubis is accepting cash and credit card payments and is open from 8:00am – 4:00pm. There is security on site watching over operations and activities. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/treasurecayresort/posts/10157995928449245)

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Fire Station Rebuild: Treasure Cay has one fire station and it serves the entire northern portion of Abaco. Like many other structures on the island and in TC, the fire station was destroyed. Fire Chief Colin Albury, with the help of others, has been busy working to rebuild his station. He was recently interviewed by CBS 12 News out of Palm Beach. You can see the full story at https://cbs12.com/weather/hurricane-stories/crew-works-to-rebuild-volunteer-fire-station-in-the-bahamas.
 
Relief Trips Continue: Trips between the US and Treasure Cay are still happening on a daily basis in order to provide relief. A big shoutout goes to Kevin Mahoney. On Wednesday he completed his 13th relief trip to date. On this flight, he flew over a man by the name of Joshua Lowe who lives on Green Turtle who will be returning to rebuild his home. In addition, Kevin brought along medicine, medical supplies, food, and clothing. Thanks for all you are doing, Kevin! (Source: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.mahoney.1804/posts/2403808699732998)

The New York Times: The NYT has published a powerful article with drone footage and 3-D models titled They Survived Hurricane Dorian. Their Community Will Not. To read the piece, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/25/world/americas/hurricane-dorian-abaco-island-bahamas.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&fbclid=IwAR0DHyanJxW_GhG6o5PDHUXvg6bC7lZlsKi1fLfNoZ3A3kbMGN8OWB3-fS4. It gives a good idea of what the Haitian communities are currently facing in Abaco.
 
Aid Continues to Flow: Aid continues to flow in to help those in Treasure Cay who are working to clean up and rebuild. Generators were recently dropped off at the Haitian Church for distribution to help residents with power needs. (Source: Internal communications.)

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Livingston “Lucky” Rolle: Rick and Lissie Edwards recently brought their faithful taxi driver from Treasure Cay to their place near Ottawa, Canada after he lost everything during Hurricane Dorian. They extended the offer to him to stay for as long as needed until it was safe enough for him to return home to start rebuilding. Lucky and Rick were recently interviewed by a radio station in Canada. You can listen to the interview at https://www.treasurecaycommunity.com/press.

Samaritan’s Purse: Today we begin highlighting the NGOs and the work they’re doing in and around Treasure Cay. The first of those NGOs is Samaritans Purse.

We’ve been producing water in Treasure Cay since the 11th September with a reverse osmosis unit. At the site is a large storage bladder, water tank and tap stand on the roadside so people can collect water whenever they want. It’s a really good well which means we’re able to get a great production of water of a high quality. We work in collaboration with WSC (water utility), filling the gaps until they are able to fix their water distribution system.

So we’re also supporting them with large system repairs and equipment to expedite their activities so they can restore piped water connection asap.

We’ve also been doing distributions of tarps, hygiene kits, generators, Jerry cans and supportive equipment in Treasure Cay.

We’ve got around 20 people in Abaco, 10 in Nassau and 50 in Freeport (as we’ve set up an emergency field hospital to support Rand Hospital in Grand Bahamas). We’re also working on the Family islands, predominantly Man o War, Hope Town, [and] Grand Cay.

Donation Information:
Many have asked for ways to donate to rescue, relief, and recovery efforts for Treasure Cay. The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has a GoFundMe effort running. Those who wish to give can visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/dorian-relief-effort-bahamas-abaco-islands in order to donate. Instructions on donating by check and how to wire donations are included on the website at www.treasurecaycommunity.com/donate-1.
 
The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has established a donor-advised fund through Canada Gives to facilitate Canadians who wish to support the humanitarian relief effort in this region.  For more information and to donate, please visit https://tccfcanada.ca/. (Source: David Lloyd)
 
Abaco Insurance Claims:
A letter from Abaco Insurance can be found at https://www.treasurecaycommunity.com/press explaining the current claims process and how to file a claim.
 
Important Websites:
Dorian People Search - https://dorianpeoplesearch.com/
Bahamas NEMA - https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/nema
US Embassy in the Bahamas - https://bs.usembassy.gov/
US Coast Guard - https://www.uscg.mil/
 
Important Social Media Accounts:
Bahamas NEMA
            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEMA242/
            Twitter: https://twitter.com/nemabahamas
US Embassy in the Bahamas
            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyNassau/
            Twitter: https://twitter.com/USEmbassyNassau
            Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usembassynassau/
US Coast Guard
            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UScoastguard/
            Twitter: https://twitter.com/USCG
            Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uscg/
Hurricane Dorian Relief for Treasure Cay, Abaco
            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1226666880852119/
 
Important Hashtags to Follow:
#dorian #hurricanedorian #treasurecay #abacos #abacostrong #bahamas #bahamasstrong #hurricanerelief #dorianrelief

NOTE: Information in these situational reports have been obtained from various sources, especially on the ground and through media. We have done our best to vet and confirm these reports, but as is the case in any massive natural disaster, it is difficult to confirm everything to be 100% accurate. If we make an error, we will work to correct it as soon as accurately possible. We will list sources as they are available. If you feel something has been reported in error, please email us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.
 

Matt Kennicott