SITREP #15

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SITREP #15

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

2033 EST

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There still remains a critical shortage of fuel on Abaco and in Treasure Cay. If fuel runs out, the hard work that has been accomplished up to this point will have been all for naught. As the golden rule goes in disaster scenarios, do not self-deploy. Please help to preserve fuel and efforts and avoid entering Treasure Cay until the situation is further stabilized on the ground. If you have any questions, please email us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

Having a reliable source of fuel is a situation that is being addressed with workers on the ground, as was mentioned last night. Hopefully, good news on the fuel situation will be forthcoming soon, as other work is being done with regards to putting in place a more sustainable infrastructure in place at Treasure Cay. Generators have always been an important part of life in Abaco, so work is being conducted to repair and restore major generators in the area to provide a source of reliable power. In addition, it has been noted that there is at least one tech in the TC area working to repair and restore internet hotspots in key locations. This is important because, while Aliv is up and running, many individuals still do not have phones or only have computers as a means of communication to the outside world. We will update both situations as we have more information. (Source: Internal communications.)

Operation 300 has been working around the clock to assist those on Abaco and in Treasure Cay. But their on-island support would not be possible without the assistance of Envoy Aviation based in Melbourne, FL. Traditionally Envoy is a private air charter company that serves those heading to Treasure Cay and Abaco in better times, but they have stepped up to the plate in a big way, running relief flights in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Pilots stationed in Stewart, FL have been running supplies, making up to three trips a day per plane. And on return flights, they have had the opportunity to bring Bahamians stateside, reuniting a mother and a son that were separated during the hurricane. To read more about what they’ve been doing to help the Bahamas with hurricane relief, please read their full post at https://www.treasurecaycommunity.com/press.

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Craig Roberts, of the Bahamas Beach Club, and his crew have been hard at work restoring some sense of order to the properties there. From Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10157035029386633&id=688226632):

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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)

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