SITREP #23

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Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #23
SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
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Continued Security Issues: While many areas in and around Treasure Cay are secure, there have been isolated instances of security concerns of which we wanted to make you aware. There have been reports of theft of outboard motors for boats. The Abaco police have not yet returned to the island and there are scant reports of any authorities near Treasure Cay, other than the security provided at the gate and inside of Treasure Cay. (Source: Internal communications.)
 
Amazon Wishlist: Many Bahamians and those who live in Treasure Cay have lost everything due to Dorian. We have been receiving requests for various items to make the living conditions more comfortable in addition to items that will help with repairs and rebuilding including tools for vehicle repair, landscaping tools, flatware, paper goods, and many other items. We need your help! If you can contribute, please visit the Treasure Cay Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1JJY7PQ1UZVFU?&sort=default. You can purchase items that are needed directly on that list. From there, they will be shipped to one of our wonderful volunteers on the ground in Florida who will then work to get the items to those requesting them on the ground in Treasure Cay. Your contribution to this effort, no matter how big or small, will go a long way towards restoring hope for those in Abaco.
 
Cleaning the Shantytowns: On Friday, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister announced that efforts are finally underway to help clean and clear debris from shantytown areas, including Sand Bank, Pigeon Peas, the Mudd, and two shantytowns in the Treasure Cay area. In addition, he announced that it will cost approximately $110 million to restore water and electricity services to the entirety of Abaco. Projected costs to the Water and Sewage Corporation could range from $15 million to $20 million while Bahamas Power and Light estimate costs of between $80 million to $90 million. To read more, click on the Tribune 242 link at http://www.tribune242.com/news/2019/sep/27/cost-restoring-water-and-power-abaco-110m/?news.
 
Operation 300: Immediately following Hurricane Dorian, Operation 300 hit the ground running to assist Bahamians and others who rode out the storm in Treasure Cay. They have set up camp in TC and have contributed in a significant way to the efforts on the ground, including shipping supplies and other important goods over from the United States largely via Envoy Aviation out of Stuart, FL. Long-term, they are committed to helping restore and rebuild Abaco for Bahamians.
 
An amazing organization, Operation 300 was founded to help keep the memory of Aaron Carson Vaughn alive by his family after he was killed in action in an operation as a Navy Seal. They wanted to carry on his memory in a significant way after his death and established this amazing organization. To learn more about Operation 300, Aaron, and how you can help keep their efforts moving forward, visit their website at http://op300.org/treasure-coast-abacos-relief-project.
 
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