SITREP #29

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Treasure Cay Relief

Treasure Cay Relief
SITREP #29
October 10, 2019
1815 EST

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Dr. Hull’s Care: Dr. Hull is on the ground with Heart-to-Heart in Treasure Cay. The good doctor will provide free clinic services and treatment for a year, working in conjunction with Heart-to-Heart, which has been staffing the clinic in his absences. In addition, they will be bringing in a free mobile clinic in order to provide services to communities outside of Treasure Cay. Pictured below from left to right is Fire Chief Colin Albury, NARI Supervisor/Corbett Clinic Trustee Ed Newell, and Dr. Hull. (Source: Internal communications.)

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Confirmed Missing Updated: Yesterday the Minister of Social Services updated the number of missing to 1,208. The ministry shows 1,003 people still unaccounted for in Abaco while 205 are still unaccounted for in Grand Bahama. They have been able to contact or reconnect 950 people. The published numbers are represented only by what the ministry has been able to pull together at this point. You can read more at https://ewnews.com/social-services-1208-people-missing-post-dorian.
 
Port Possibly Unsecured: The Abaco Chamber of Commerce director has raised concerns over the port not being secured. Krista Albury raised concerns that while shipments have come in, there is a mad dash to grab the cargo and go, with very little to no security on the ground in the area. This report has been contradicted by government officials on the ground saying that the chaos is exaggerated. You can read more at https://ewnews.com/concerns-over-mad-dash-for-shipments-at-abaco-port.
 
Commonwealth Bank Reopening: Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Abaco Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Albury said that Commonwealth Bank will be the first bank to reopen on Abaco since Hurricane Dorian. She added that 90% of businesses on the island have been completely destroyed. Business owners have been reluctant to restart their businesses due to the security situation on the ground, the inability to bring goods safely into Abaco’s port, and the lack of other resources on the ground. The reopening of the bank should be taken as a positive sign that businesses will now have at least one more resource on the ground to help reestablish their presence. The bank will be reopening inside Maxwell’s. You can read more at https://thenassauguardian.com/2019/10/11/commonwealth-bank-to-reopen-on-abaco-next-month/.
 
Donations Delivered: Two thousand pounds of donations from our Amazon Wishlist were unpacked, sorted, weighed, and documented. Our volunteers, working out of Mo Belanger’s house, then packed everything in to a U-Haul and dropped the donated items off for two different flights that headed to Treasure Cay today. This is the third round of donations that have gone over so far. Thank you to Mo for allowing the donations to be stored at her house and thank you to her mom and dad for helping get this work done!

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Amazon Wishlist: The response to the Amazon Wishlist has been astounding! But more items are needed, especially tools like chainsaws. If you cannot contribute directly yourself, maybe you know someone who can? Or, if you belong to a school group, church group, civic organization, or something similar, perhaps you would be interested in hosting a fundraiser to purchase some of the larger dollar items? We would appreciate the help and know that those on the ground in Treasure Cay would appreciate the support.
 
Items get shipped directly to our volunteer Mo’s house where coordination of getting the supplies on a boat or a flight to TC occurs on a regular basis. If you can help, please visit the Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/ls/1JJY7PQ1UZVFU?ref_=pe_2567880_289637080_wl_cl_ll_vl.
 
Boats and Vehicles: We have put out requests for loaner boats and vehicles over the past few weeks and would like to thank those of you who have helped. We are still in need of land and sea craft at this time to help with security and cleanup.
 
Many vehicles were left in the parking lot at Coco’s in Treasure Cay. We’ve posted photos of many of these vehicles on the website that can be found at https://www.treasurecaycommunity.com/car-gallery. If you know your vehicle is parked here, we would appreciate you lending it to the security and cleanup efforts. Even if you cannot loan it out at this time, we would like to know the location of the keys to many of these vehicles so they can be moved as the resort will be setting up a camp for relief and reconstruction efforts in that area. If you would like to loan out your boat or vehicle and know where the keys might be located, please email us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.
 
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