Treasure Cay Relief
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
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Yesterday was a busy operational period for flights. There were 111 flights taken into and out of TCB. Inbound flights carried supplies and a few volunteers. Outbound flights carried people off of the island. BahamasAir has started flying people out, however, there are conflicting reports about if flights are free or if people are being charged – one BahamasAir official is quoted as saying that survivors are being ferried out of Abaco at cost. (Source: Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-dorian/thousands-try-to-flee-hurricane-devastated-bahamas-islands-idUSKCN1VR1XE)
Marines have been spotted at Treasure Cay. Fire Chief Colin Albury has confirmed the presence of these forces. They have set up in a house on Ocean Blvd. No details of their specific mission in the area are known yet.
Sanitation is a growing concern, as are infections. There are confirmed reports that many bodies have yet to be recovered from the ruins island-wide, although the main area affected by this is Marsh Harbor.
The US Coast Guard, in conjunction with NEMA, has rescued 259 people since the beginning of Dorian, according to the US Embassy and news reports. Those in TC can confirm that the body of a deceased woman was finally picked up yesterday.
All employees of the Bahamas Beach Club are safe. Many were evacuated to Nassau and Palm Beach Gardens. The 88 unit Condo/Hotel resort was destroyed. (Source: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10157004867336633&id=688226632)
There are currently no resources in Treasure Cay. There are many people flying in and out of the area, however, delivering supplies. They are doing the best they can to help considering the circumstances. The military is assisting with air traffic separation. Reports coming back from on the ground say that they are seeing everything from single-engine planes to large corporate jets delivering supplies and taking survivors off the island. Everything is happening in as orderly a fashion as possible. (Source: On the ground contact.)
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)
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 email@example.com.
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/
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