• Seven (7) confirmed fatalities
  • Twenty five (25) persons evacuated from Great Abaco to New Providence
  • 50 children have been evacuated from a children’s home in impacted areas in Grand Bahama
  • 449 persons recorded in 9 shelters in Great Abaco; 346 persons in 17 shelters in Grand Bahama
  • Parts of Abaco have been decimated; severe flooding, damages to infrastructure and buildings; southern Abaco suffered less devastation than the north
  • The Mudd in Abaco is completely destroyed.
  • The national airport in Abaco is completely flooded
  • Treasure Key airport runway is still functional, however access via road is limited due to flooding
  • Approximately 60% of homes are damaged in Marsh Harbour
  • Priority is for search and rescue and recovery efforts
  • Bahamas marine is transporting food and medical supplies to Great Abaco
  • RNAT is scheduled to deploy to Grand Bahama and Great Abaco on Wednesday September 4, 2019 after the “All Clear”
  • The U.S. Coastal Service continues to assist in search and rescue efforts
  • Additional members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force will be sent to Great Abaco to facilitate safety
  • Four (4) U.S. helicopters are performing search and rescue operations
  • The UK Royal Navy vessel is expected to deliver food in Abaco to residents tonight Tuesday 3, 2019
  • An “All Clear” is expected to be issued at 04:00 hrs for Great Abaco on Wednesday September 4, 2019

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Actions

  • The Regional Coordination Plan (RCP) remains activated (as at August 28, 2019)
  • The Regional Response Teams remain on ALERT: (CARICOM Disaster Assessment and Coordination (CDAC), CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST), Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT), the Multi-National Civil Military Coordination Cell (MNCCC) and the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU). CDAC and RNAT.
  • CDEMA and the UN Resident Coordinator co-chaired the fourth meeting of the Regional Response Mechanism Partners - Caribbean Development Partners Group - Disaster Management (CDPG DM), at 1:00 PM today, August 28, 2019 at the CDEMA CU in Lower Estate, St. Michael, Barbados. The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) provided a brief to this meeting.
  • CDEMA CU urges all Participating States and members of the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) to continue to monitor the progress of this system as it tracks on to the northwestern Caribbean States.
  • The CDEMA CU will continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Dorian and provide updates as necessary. For more information please visit www.cdema.org

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  • The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) was activated at 7:15 AM on Wednesday August 28, 2019.
  • The Governor issued a curfew from 2:00 PM on August 28 to 6:00 AM on August 29, 2019.
  • The NEOC was relocated from the Sims Building to its alternate location at the 911 Centre in the Peebles Hospital at 2:30 PM.
  • All non-essential health services were be closed, including the clinics at East End, Long Look, Road Town Health Centre and Capoons’ Bay. Clinics on Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada remained opened.
  • There was loss of electrical power across the Territory; the BVI Electrical Corporation has identified the problem and has been working to restore services.

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