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According to Wikipedia, Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful, long-lived, and destructive tropical cyclone that devastated the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant damage to the Southeastern United States and Atlantic Canada.

Some Dorian fast facts:

  • Relief efforts have intensified in the northern Bahamas, which were decimated by then-Category 5 Hurricane Dorian for 48 hours, leaving an estimated 70,000 people homeless.
  • The Bahamas death toll around 50 but but that does not include bodies that teams found on Great Abaco on Monday will keep climbing.
  • Thousands remained unaccounted for. 

"Planes, cruise ships and yachts were evacuating people from the Abaco Islands and officials were trying to reach areas still isolated by flooding and debris," The Associated Press said. Grand Bahama Island was also routed.

Shelters and temporary housing were being set up for the homeless and government officials were urging residents to take in their fellow Bahamians.

Some amazing relief efforts include:

Third Wave Volunteers

Dr. Alison Thompson's posted on Third Wave Volunteers Facebook page ... "So proud of our team of volunteers and donors, it is overwhelming the amount of supplies and love that we have been receiving! Thanks to everyone’s help we have been sending an average of 5 planes/boats full of supplies everyday. And thanks to our local crew in the Bahamas the supplies are being distributed immediately from the moment that hits the ground. We can’t describe the joy of the people when they receive the supplies!!
We are in need of: cleaning supplies, diapers, hygiene kits, cookers, pans and pots, camping stoves.

Our donations’ locations are:
537 SW 24th St Wynwood FL
Christ Episcopal Church
3475 William Ave. Miami, FL 33133



Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon says Home Cleanup Hotline 844-965-1386 is open to all survivors of Hurricane Dorian to include but not limited to #USVI #PuertoRico #Bahamas and FL, GA, SC and NC between Mon Sep 2 through Fri Sep 20, 2019. More at

Per Team Rubicon blog, they have formally launched a large-scale response operation in the Bahamas. To have as much impact in affected communities as possible, our operation is taking a two-pronged approach – pulling both from our mobile medical and traditional core capabilities

In order to support immediate and emerging healthcare needs, we have our WHO-verified Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Mobile on Great Abaco Island. This team is made up of 16 Team Rubicon Greyshirts who have already answered two rapid response calls from the EMT Coordination Cell to treat patientsTheir goals are to work with the Bahamas Ministry of Health, the National Emergency Management Agency, and the Pan-American Health Organization to help stabilize the situation, provide mobile medical care in hard-to-reach and remote areas, and help to monitor for and prevent disease outbreaks.  

Per TR Facebook page...

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1-Sep-2019 5a ET: Dorian is now a category 5 hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds. The eyewall is about to hit the Abaco Islands (N Bahamas) with devastating winds. More above and prayers for all in the path of this storm ~ j

2-Sep-2019 8a: Category 5 hurricane Dorian continues to hammer Grand Bahama Island but unfortunately she's slowed down to 1 mph so will continue to sit, spin and dump copious amounts of water across N Bahamas today. Then she'll turn a bit NW and N and slowly creep along east coast of U.S. next several days -- more above ~ j

3-Sep-2019 8a ET: Category 3 Hurricane Dorian still creeping at 1mph and still pounding Grand Bahama Island through this eve as she moves NNW / N towards FL east coast late today through Wed eve -- more above and please listen to local officials for latest updates, evac notices, etc! ~ j

5-Sep-2019 5p ET - Some key msgs from NHC as Dorian spins near coasts of FL, GA and SC as she heads to NC ~ main post above updated too.

6-Sep-2019 9a ET - After days of creeping offshore along US east coast Dorian finally makes landfall over Cape Hatteras NC with max sustained winds near 90 mph, but by Sat aft she'll leave U.S. alone altho Canada still on radar ~ more above

7-Sep-2019 2p ET - Dorian refuses to die and now back up to Category 2 hurricane as she approaches Canada's central or eastern Nova Scotia this aft/eve, pass near or over Prince Edward Island tonight, and then move near or over portions of Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday. More above in main post ~ j

11-Sep-2019: Added some updates and links to some amazing relief groups like Third Wave Volunteers and Team Rubicon + more


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