Hurricane Dorian hit Abaco, Bahamas on September 1st as a category five hurricane with winds reaching 185 mph, matching the highest ever recorded at landfall. On September 2nd, Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama near the same intensity, with the same sustained wind speed.
The Island of Great Abaco is virtually uninhabitable. The official death toll stands at 50, but this is not accurate.
The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be “staggering” as 2,500 people are still missing in the Abacos and Grand Bahama.
The number of evacuees from Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama continue to increase (5,500 – as of 10 September), with some 2,075 people located in shelters in Nassau. The National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) assists evacuees and seeks additional shelters as they are near full capacity.
Homes, businesses and vehicles have been lost and drinking water has become contaminated. Those injured due to the hurricane and those suffering from chronic conditions are facing real challenges in accessing healthcare due to facilities destroyed.
Muslim Aid USA with our local partners provided :
- Family Emergency Kits with a “Rain fresh Water Purification Unit”. These are designed to support a family of five with clean drinking water for up to one year and basic hygiene supplies for up to two months.
- Emergency Food Kit provides enough cooked food to feed 6 people.