SITREP #34

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Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #34
October 28, 2019
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HOA President’s Report: Since just after Hurricane Dorian hit a group of homeowner presidents, representing over 400 condominium and villa homeowners in Treasure Cay, have been meeting via teleconference to share information, resources and strategies.

On Friday October 25 the group discussed several topics including debris removal, condominium association votes and insurance settlements. In summary, Pineapple Point, Atlantis and Royal Palm have largely completed the first phase of debris removal from the common yard, parking lot and roadway areas. Work has started, or will soon begin at Mariners Cove, Ocean Villas, Bahamas Beach Club, Beach Villas, Palm Bay and Beach Villas, among others. To date the group is not aware of any organized or government funded effort to clear private property owned by second homeowners or public roadways within Treasure Cay.

NARI, using the services of Ceres, is assisting local Bahamian home and business owners. The settlement of individual content insurance claims is being widely reported from around the community but to date no association has reported settling. The group continues to share resources for debris removal contracts, manpower to gut units, public insurance adjusters, structural engineers and other professional services.

All major condominium associations, in compliance with Bahamian law, have asked their owners to vote on the desire to retain control of their assets and to restore their properties. To date, vote results are in for Mariners Cove, Royal Poinciana and three of the five Atlantis buildings. All of these authorized their boards to proceed with plans, subject to further owner approval, to rebuild.

TCPOA Update: On Friday October 25, members of the TCPOA board met via teleconference. Representatives for private homeowners, local residents, condominium/villa associations and the Treasure Cay Resort participated. This meeting was part of a regularly scheduled weekly teleconference schedule. The topics discussed, and being worked, included community security, debris removal, fundraising and infrastructure restoration, among others. Further details on each of these topics will be forthcoming soon. TCPOA Co-chairs Louis Herrera and Stacy Phillips and Treasurer Dan Proctor welcome your input and questions on the efforts to rebuild Treasure Cay. They may be contacted through hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

NARI Update: The North Abaco Rebuilding Initiative (NARI) is in full swing. They have contracted with Ceres Environmental (http://www.ceresenvironmental.com/), an international disaster recovery firm with more than 37 years of experience with this type of work. Last week and through the weekend NARI cleared structures that could not be saved in Madeira Park. The locations that were cleared are now ready for a fresh start. In addition to the clearing, they have been working on drying roof repairs. Builders and architects are currently waiting for the new hurricane codes to be released by the government.

Miss Terry & Creative Hands Bakery: Like so many other buildings throughout the community, the Creative Hands Bakery did not survive the ferocity of Hurricane Dorian. But NARI is hard at work providing assistance throughout the area and Miss Terry is now receiving assistance as well. Ed Newell, who is organizing NARI efforts on the ground, is seen below having a discussion with Miss Terry about rebuilding Creative Hands. They are in the early planning stages, but progress is being made.

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Hats On For Abaco: Last week we announced a new fundraising initiative called Hats On For Abaco. This effort is intended to raise funds to help continue the work that NARI is doing for Bahamian homes and businesses. The goal is to sell over 1 million hats. So far, the effort is off to a great start, but we’ve got a long way to go. If you haven’t ordered your hat yet, head on over to www.treasurecaycommunity.com/shop and get yours today! We have volunteers standing by to ship them out.

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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.

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 an online effort running. Those who wish to give can visit 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.

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