Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bahamas Out Islands Hurricane Relief

Friends and family in the Abacos reported they are fine, with no damage to the island. 

This morning they asked if I would help in getting the word out on the relief effort for fellow family islanders on Long Island, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, and Acklins Island. 

The southern islands of the Bahamas experienced sustained hurricane winds in excess of 100 mph, and sea surges up to 20 feet. 

Long Island

Long Island is 100 miles long, and Hurricane Joaquin traveled the entire length of the island with devastating damage. 

Parts of North and Southern Long Island are underwater, and the roads are impassable. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, and drinking water is limited as the island wells are contaminated. 

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been deployed to Crooked Island and Acklins where there are reports of significant flooding. It's being reported 85% of the homes in one settlement on Crooked Island were destroyed. 

Relief supplies are also on the way to Rum Cay, Bahamas which suffered severe damage. 

Currently don't have info on San Salvador - Here's a video of the hurricane taken by residents 

How to help Bahamian residents: 

Hurricane Joaquin Disaster Relief Fund For Long Island Bahamas. Please Help My Island!! 

Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, Trans Island Airways (TIA), Florida Air Cargo along with other local companies, ‪pilots‬ and shipping companies are working to get relief supplies - See updates here  

Related Articles

Hurricane Joaquin Exits Bahamas; Several Islands "Completely Obliterated" 

Joaquin Bearing Down on Bermuda; Hurricane Warning Issued 

New search for ship lost off Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin

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