The Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall over the northwest Bahamas on September 1st. The hurricane is the strongest in the history of the Bahamas.
The storm has damaged infrastructure and caused massive flooding on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. 43 people were killed and over 76,000 people were affected by the storm. The needs are clean water, food and shelter. GlobalMedic is responding.
CATEGORY 5 STORM
76,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED
200 MPH WINDS
Immediately following the storm, GlobalMedic deployed our Rapid Response Team with water purification units and the RescUAV Team with drones to provide on the ground assistance. To date, we have distributed the following aid to communities in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Nassau:
- 6 large-scale water purification systems
- 4,700 Family Emergency Kits which contain a household water purification solution, essential hygiene items, oral rehydration salts and solar lights.
- 6,000+ Emergency Food Kits filled with staple ingredients
- 7 large tents that are being used for clinics, storage, animal shelters, and child friendly spaces
- 300 kg dog food
- Assorted building materials and tools, cooking items, air mattresses
- Assisted with installation of solar panel in Sweetings Cay to power an AquaBoy Pro II water system
- Our RescUAV team has mapped over 4,500 hectares and taken 44,000 pictures in Grand Bahama and over 1,000 hectares and 8,900 images in Abaco which have been shared with local officials to help them better assess damage.
GlobalMedic is currently partnering with several local agencies and running a mold remediation program in Freeport in order to help people start to rebuild. The Compressed Earth Block Machine is also in Freeport and will be used to provide blocks that people can use to rebuild their homes.