Dorian was unpredictable from the start, defying forecaster’s ability to track it accurately. It officially became a hurricane on August 28 near St. Thomas Island in the British Virgin Islands. After skirting past Puerto Rico and morphing into a powerful Category 5 hurricane, it slammed into the Bahamas, spun up the U.S. East Coast, and finally hit parts of Canada as a Category 1 storm.Talking Points
International Response – Bahamas
- Convoy of Hope has distributed more than 2 million pounds of disaster relief supplies to more than 44,000 individuals since September.
- We continue to ship containers and deliver supplies to our network of church and partner organizations in Grand Bahama, Freeport, and Abaco.
- Doors continue to be opened as the relief work grows and morphs in the Bahamas.
- Distribution of relief supplies, including food, water, cleanup tools and supplies, air mattresses, and backpacks for kids, continues in Nassau, Grand Bahama, and Abaco.
- In addition to distribution, International Disaster Services is working with a partner and local contractor to help re-drywall homes. This is one of the main needs in Freeport right now.
- Our team continues to interface with organizations and church partners in Nassau who are servicing shelters and resourcing evacuees.
- International Disaster Services continues to connect with pastors and partners across the islands to assess the needs of communities, establish distribution schedules, and determine which churches have the capacity to receive and distribute full containers of product.
- Convoy of Hope has partnered with more than 100 churches, organizations, and operational partners to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.
- Local church engagement is strong. Disaster relief products are being distributed door to door in the affected neighborhoods by church partners.
- Many of the churches are reporting new visitors due to the churches being the center of much of the supply distribution.
- Baby care kits are an immediate need. If your church would like more information on how to help in this area, click here.
- USDS delivered five truckloads of resources to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
- The emergency manager of Ocracoke Island secured warehouse space to store the resources for distribution. Local officials and churches will coordinate distribution moving forward, as our team has departed North Carolina.
- The USDS team continues to support the IDS team with staff in the Bahamas as well as in Florida. Rotation of personnel will continue for the foreseeable future.
Thank you to Elevation Church for the video below highlighting Convoy of Hope’s disaster response in the Bahamas. Convoy would not be able to do the work we do without ongoing collaborations with church partners in the U.S. and the Bahamas.
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Click the button below to download a package of slides, social media, and email graphics from Convoy’s response to Hurricane Dorian.