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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 www.thirdwavevolunteers.com

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
and
Christ Episcopal Church
3475 William Ave. Miami, FL 33133

 

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Team Rubicon teamrubiconusa.org

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 www.crisiscleanup.org

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...

Other ways to help both Bahamas and U.S. communities:

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief  www.bahamas.com/relief

National VOAD www.nvoad.org

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Local, state & federal links and preparedness resources

USFRA resources:

FLORIDA

Florida DEM Emergency Information www.floridadisaster.org/info/

Florida Emergency Management social media ids

View of list of Florida's Open Shelters

Apps:

  • Alert Florida - receive emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community
  • Florida Storms - Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Google Play or iTunes
  • Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

GEORGIA

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency www.gema.ga.gov

Ready Georgia (get their app to stay current on updates) http://ready.ga.gov/

ALABAMA

Alabama Emergency Management Agency https://ema.alabama.gov/

Alabama social media ids

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC Emergency Management Division https://www.scemd.org/

SCEMD social media ids

SC app (download app for updates) https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/mobile-applications/

SC Know Your Zone page (evacuation orders by county, find your zone, download SCEMD app, etc.) https://www.scemd.org/prepare/know-your-zone/

SC Emergency Shelters https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/emergency-shelters/

SC CodeRED Alerts (sign up for notifications) https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/codered-alerts/

 

NORTH CAROLINA

NC Emergency Management Ready NC (get their app to stay current on updates)  www.readync.org

NC Emergency Management social media ids

NC real-time flood mapping and alert system http://fiman.nc.gov/fiman

NC 2-1-1 (information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina in all 100 NC counties with the support of 53 local United Ways throughout NC) www.nc211.org

NC Road Conditions / TIMS (interactive Traveler Information Management System provides current road conditions by Region, Route or County in NC) https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/

VIRGINIA

Virginia Dept of Emergency Management VAemergency.gov

VA evacuation zones & updates KnowYourZoneVA.org  

PETS and LARGE ANIMALS/LIVESTOCK

FEMA pet preparedness tips & resources https://www.ready.gov/animals

FEMA’s Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Pet Owners  (PDF)

North Carolina Dept of Ag large animal / livestock resources http://www.ncagr.gov/disaster/index.htm

South Carolina livestock resources from Clemson University (PDFs)

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Foundation) preparedness checklists for large animal & livestock https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/Large-Animals-and-L...

East Coast Equine Evacuation and Assistance Group (Facebook group where horse owners and caregivers can connect with equine transporters, foster facilities, searchers and rescuers, horse-savvy handlers, and other volunteer service providers including equine evacuation, post-disaster search and rescue, recovery, fostering, and equine facility repair and relief) https://www.facebook.com/groups/EastCoastEquineEvacuation

 

FEMA, National Hurricane Center & other Federal resources

FEMA Disaster Assistance www.DisasterAssistance.gov (Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in designated areas (see counties at top of post) can apply for assistance by registering at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.)

NHC www.hurricanes.gov

NWS www.weather.gov

FEMA www.fema.gov

Social media ids:

FEMA app (real-time alerts, safety tips, emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers in your area, customizable emergency kit checklist, emergency family plan, and reminders, register for disaster assistance, etc.)  www.fema.gov/mobile-app

FEMA preparedness resources:

 

DoD (Dept of Defense):

 

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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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