SITREP #33

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Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #33
October 21, 2019
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Amazon Wishlist: Our Amazon Wishlist is still going strong and items are still being delivered to those who need them on the ground. But the need is still great. There is an urgent need for a water pump for the Treasure Cay Clinic. We need a generous donor to purchase the pump so it can get over to the clinic as soon as possible.

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.

A big shout out goes to Efrain Batencourt, an owner at Mariner’s Cove. Efrain has generously agreed to fly Amazon Wishlist items from his hangar to Treasure Cay to help keep people on the ground supplied. Thank you for your efforts, Efrain.

Fire Truck Uncovered: While debris removal is starting to make progress around Treasure Cay, the Treasure Cay Emergency Services fire truck was uncovered today. Since it has been uncovered it will be sent in for repairs very soon. (Source: Internal communications.)

Ceres Environmental Cleanup: Cleanup and debris removal is progressing in earnest in the areas around Treasure Cay with Ceres Environmental. They are a company that provides disaster recovery services throughout the United States, Caribbean, Pacific, and New Zealand. Ceres has experts ranging from construction and project management to engineering and everything in between. Stay tuned for continuing updates on their work. Ceres can be found at http://www.ceresenvironmental.com/. (Source: Internal communications.)

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Atlantis Cleanup: Atlantis debris removal began this morning as anticipated, becoming the second association in Treasure after Pineapple Point to do so. They have also given our team of five the ok to begin gutting the lower units in buildings two and four and to move that debris into the parking areas for a second debris removal sweep. (Source: Internal communications.)

Bahamas Beach Club: The BBC is currently in the process of converting their office building for use as a barracks and commissary for recovery workers coming in to the Treasure Cay area. Their roof, windows, and everything inside was destroyed. But they are hoping to have the building up and running soon. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/bahamabeachclub/posts/2556154741141071)

Car Crash & No Government Response: From the folks at HARP operating mainly out of Coopers Town, a very bad car crash occurred earlier today. The response was a private response and not backed up by any governmental entity, similar to so much currently happening in and around Treasure Cay and other areas on Abaco. The only doctor currently on Abaco is in Treasure Cay, so resources are limited.

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From the post :

Woken up at 7:20am when my room door bursted open.
“We need you!”
Car accident 10 mics out. Head on collision.
We got to the scene and immediately went to work (
HARP Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project)extracting. 2 lost. 2 saved. But.... 2 hours later we still could not get air evac. Called in the ONLY licensed Dr. on the entire island (Heart to Heart) One -major head trauma, major lacerations, internal bleeding -One broken femur and head trauma. We needed air support fast but NO AIR SUPPORT!!! The earliest plane that could make it in was at 11:30! That’s what we had to work with. We made it happen but this is a complete failure of on Gov and MOH. To be on an island with one doc and no air support is catastrophic at best. This puts ALL NGO workers and volunteers at risk as well.
It’s time to slam the hammer down!

Our hearts go out to those that were lost. We did our best.

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Prime Minister Minnis Visit: Over the weekend Bahamian Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis was on Abaco visiting areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Supplies that were destined for Treasure Cay and other areas were being picked up and distributed yesterday when the PMs motorcade pulled into the distribution area. Supplies were still being picked up, but the PM saw fit to immediately turn his motorcade around and depart the area. You can see the interaction, or non-interaction, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2483938965172490/permalink/2515947105305009/.

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.

Donation Information:
Many have asked for ways to donate to rescue, relief, and recovery efforts for Treasure Cay. Those who wish to give can visit 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