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07 Sep 2019 description
  • The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has increased to 43 and is expected to rise further.
  • The ERCC has accepted on behalf of the Bahamian government an offer by The Netherlands for two naval vessels to support the relief efforts.
  • The ships HMS Johan de Witt and HMS Snellius, currently in St. Maarten (Netherlands), are expected to arrive in the Bahamas on 11 September.
07 Sep 2019 description


• On 5 September, WFP launched a 3-month Limited Emergency Operation valued at USD 5.4 million.

• On 4 and 6 September, aerial and ground assessments shed light on the mass devastation.

• On 6 September, VSATs, mobile storage, and ready-to-eat-meals were dispatched to the islands.

Situation Update

• 70,000+ persons are possibly affected on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama islands

• 30 casualties have been reported so far, while thousands remain missing.

07 Sep 2019 description


  • WASH and food security remain critical needs on the islands affected. Management of dead bodies is expected to be a rising issue and hospital morgue capacity is also needed.

  • At least 2,000 people continue to be various shelters in Great Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. The 800 that were seeking shelter at the Marsh Harbour Clinic (Abaco) have been relocated to a nearby high school.

07 Sep 2019 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 6, 2019. CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and Central. It is the tropical cyclone policy for the North West Zone – which includes the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama – that was triggered.

06 Sep 2019 description


Hurricane Dorian, the 1st named hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season, formed on Saturday August 24, 2019. At the peak of strength, Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane had sustained winds of 185 mph with gusts of up to 220 mph. Estimated rainfall was 12-15 inches, and storm surge 18-23 feet above sea level.

06 Sep 2019 description

The Inter-American Development Bank will provide $100 million to help finance humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in The Bahamas, following widespread loss of life and destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian.

06 Sep 2019 description

People of the Virgin Islands, good day and God’s blessings.

As you would have heard me speak about in the House of Assembly already, I have been in contact with Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minniss on a daily basis since Hurricane Dorian made its destructive landfall on those shores. Dr. Minniss and the people of The Bahamas are grateful for our prayers and for the assistance that we have been able to offer thus far.