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16 Sep 2019 description
  • Tropical Cyclone HUMBERTO passed approximately 100 km east of the north-western Bahamas - already devastated by the recent Hurricane DORIAN - on 14 September as a tropical storm. On 16 September at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 330 km east of Daytona Beach (Florida, USA), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (Category 1 Hurricane).

16 Sep 2019 description
  • The death toll in the Bahamas following Tropical Cyclone DORIAN stands at 50, but the number is expected to rise.
  • According to UN OCHA, as of 15 September, more than 1,300 people are missing and 2,100 are in temporary shelters.
16 Sep 2019 description

I just came back from Abaco. I must say was horrified. I've never seen such a level of systematic devastation. Hurricane Dorian has been classified as category five. I think it's category hell. But it was not powered by the devil. We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense, and they are more frequent, and they are powered by climate change. And so it's very important that international community learns two things from the example of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

16 Sep 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Much-needed care is available, even on the Bahamas' worst-hit islands.

By Talya Meyers

When the hallways began to flood, the hospital staff knew it was time to get their patients out.

Medical staff at Rand Memorial Hospital – a public hospital in Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama – were forced to evacuate several patients in the middle of Hurricane Dorian’s assault on the island. Among them was a group of pregnant women – along with an OBGYN and a few other healthcare providers – sent out in an ambulance to seek new shelter.

16 Sep 2019 description

This report is produced by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with contributions from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, non-governmental organizations and humanitarian partners.

KEY POINTS

  • As of 15 September, indications are that most people in need have received assistance delivered by the humanitarian community, the private sector and through individual initiatives.