SITREP #13

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Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #13

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

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While the situation in Treasure Cay has improved somewhat, it is still strongly advised that homeowners and others please do not enter Treasure Cay. There is no fuel, very little food, little fresh water, and few medical services. In addition, there are no taxis or other forms of ground transportation at the airport. And there is very little docking space in the harbor (clean-up operations are occurring but will take quite some time to complete). We will continue to post updates on when situations on the ground are more favorable towards homeowners entering TC to check on their property. If you have any questions, please email us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

If you needed any further indication as to what the situation is like on the ground in Treasure Cay, Todd Mozingo worked with a boat called the Sea Reaper to deliver supplies on the ground today. His post reads: “One very long trip today. We left out of Fort Pierce and flew over the Sea Reaper as it traveled from Fox town to Treasure Cay. It had already dropped half its load in Fox town and then we met the boat in Treasure Cay to unload the rest. We were able to take a load to the people who were held up in the Haitian church. We also took supplies to the community center in Treasure Cay where we have people who can distribute. I want to give a shout out to Captain Dan of the Sea Reaper! He is returning even as we speak and has plans to take another load next week. Truly an incredible guy! It was a very productive day! God is good and our efforts continue!” Photos can be found on Todd’s Facebook page and should be credited to him. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219909691560748&id=1475288890)

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As mentioned, cleanup operations are ongoing in the harbor. This is difficult work and there are very few boats currently available. If you have a boat that you wouldn’t mind lending to the cleanup and restoration effort, please let us know by emailing us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

A fuel barge has docked at Rubis today after sailing from Nassau. Their mission is to eventually restore fuel services to Treasure Cay. A six-man crew will land tomorrow in order to continue securing the fueling facilities, cleaning, and getting ready to resume fuel distribution. This work will take some time to accomplish, so while the barge and crew will be in TC, fuel will continue to be largely unavailable. (Source: Internal communications.)

United Aid Foundation, with the coordination and assistance of John Alex, landed in Treasure Cay today. They have brought in their first load of tents and food in order to make the situation on the ground more bearable and sustainable for the mid-term. You can read more about United Aid Foundation at https://www.unitedaidfoundation.org/.

 

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There continues to be a significant presence by other relief organizations in the Treasure Cay area. Water Missions continues their work in setting up systems in order to restore some type of water services to TC (https://watermission.org/). Team Rubicon continues to have a presence on the ground, focusing primarily on health care and removing debris from affected areas in order to help those on the ground access needed services (https://teamrubiconusa.org/blog/team-rubicon-is-providing-relief-in-the-bahamas-while-remaining-ready-to-support-the-us/). Operation 300 is on the ground with teams putting in hard labor for clean-up operations and is collecting supplies to be donated to relief efforts (http://op300.org/treasure-coast-abacos-relief-project). Samaritans Purse is also providing support on the ground and is busy working on relief missions around TC (https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/hurricane-dorian-relief/). These are all incredible organizations with incredible volunteers providing support and relief on the ground to those most impacted by Hurricane Dorian. If you can spare a minute, please take some time to visit the links and drop a note of thanks to them for what they are doing for the community.

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 include 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)

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.

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

Matt Kennicott