Treasure Cay Relief
Fuel Situation: Rubis at Treasure Cay has once again received a supply of fuel from a fuel barge. As a reminder for those who seek fuel, since it is in short supply, rationing is in place for what fuel is available. (Source: Internal communications.)
Abandoned by Government: Many on Abaco and the surrounding cays are feeling abandoned by their government and are starting to vocalize their issues very publicly. Many have not seen a single government official in their community and have seen even less help arrive from public sources. Nearly all assistance in some places, like Man-O-War Cay, has been through private donations and efforts. One person interviewed by the Nassau Guardian said that there are no longer any classes on any of the cays, only survivors. To read more, visit https://thenassauguardian.com/2019/10/18/on-abaco-some-feel-abandoned-by-govt/.
Association Homeowners Vote: Early next week, ballots will be sent to all villa and condo homeowners who belong to an association located in Treasure Cay. Under Bahamian law, if more than 75% of units are deemed uninhabitable, owners must vote on whether or not the property is turned over to the Bahamian court system. A vote must pass with 90% of owners agreeing to continue on with the association in order to avoid the properties being passed on to the courts. A vote must be taken prior to November 1st, so please keep an eye out for an email from your association presidents for a ballot and supporting materials. (Source: Internal communications.)
Tent Camp Preparations: Preparations for another tent camp in Treasure Cay are currently underway. This camp will be used to house volunteers with missions other than restoring Bahamian homes and businesses, such as cleaning beaches and other areas with major debris removal issues that will not be addressed for quite some time. Stay tuned for updates, as tents have been donated and will soon be put in place. (Source: Internal communications.)
Cargo Plane Crash: A DC3 flying out of Opa Locka, FL crashed on approach to the airport just north of Nassau this afternoon. It landed in the water around 4:45 pm EST. Both occupants are safe and escaped serious injury. A cause of the crash has not yet been determined. This is noteworthy because the DC3 is similar to the one that delivered tents destined for Treasure Cay on Wednesday. Click on the link for the full story at https://wsvn.com/news/us-world/uscg-2-people-ok-after-cargo-plane-crashes-north-of-nassau/.
Cell Service: Bahamas Telecommunications (BTC) has restored cell service in Treasure Cay. For anyone with a wireless phone on the BTC network, connectivity should be active again. This follows Aliv reestablishing their services in TC several weeks ago. (Source: Internal communications.)
Amazon Wishlist: The Amazon Wishlist is still alive and active. Thank you to those of you who have purchased items. They’re still coming in and the list is being updated daily with new items needed by those on the ground. 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 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.
New Facebook Page: In an effort to further open communications to those outside of Treasure Cay, we have started a new, public Facebook page. This page will continue to be a place where we post updates to what’s happening in Treasure Cay, but as work with the North Abaco Rebuilding Initiative (NARI) progresses, we will need a space to share more about that information. This new, open page will also help provide a more public platform for fundraising efforts as they progress to help continue funding NARI. Please, like and share the page as much as possible. You can find it at www.facebook.com/TreasureCayCommunity.
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.treasurecaycommunity.com/donate-1 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.
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:
US Embassy in the Bahamas
US Coast Guard
Hurricane Dorian Relief for Treasure Cay, Abaco
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.