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Bahamas: Hurricane Dorian - Situation Report No. 04 (as of 15 September)

KEY POINTS

As of 15 September, indications are that most people in need have received assistance delivered by the humanitarian community, the private sector and through individual initiatives.

Authorities and humanitarian partners took steps to prepare for the potential effect of Tropical Storm Humberto with water, food and tarpaulins prepositioned.

Arrivals of evacuees have plateaued with some 2,071 currently in 16 official shelters where they are receiving food, water and medical assistance. Further protection, psychosocial support and sanitation services are required.

Access is gradually being restored to regular activity levels - all airports in Abaco are either operational or operational with limited capacity. In Grand Bahama, only one airport remains non-operational.

Priorities in Abaco are identifying vulnerable groups in isolated areas, scaling up access to water and fuel according to the EOC. Debris removal continues apace in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Environmental risks are a key area of concern. The priorities are the assessment of exposed hazardous operations facilities to mitigate and prevent any cascading humanitarian and environmental impacts.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
15 Sep 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Bahamas
Coordination hub(s): 
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC)
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Hurricane Dorian - Aug 2019