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Bahamas: Hurricane Dorian - Situation Report no. 2 (as of 10 September 2019)

Following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, from
1-3 September on Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, the official death toll
remains at 43: 35 people died in Abaco Islands and eight in Grand Bahama. Many
remain missing as search and rescue operations are still underway. The number
of casualties is expected to increase.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has registered approximately 4,800 evacuees in New Providence (Nassau), where some 1,650 are located in shelters and receive much-needed assistance.

With the support of UN agencies, humanitarian organizations and military assets, the government-led resposne is also reaching affected people in Grand Bahama and multiple locations in Abaco Islands, the most affected.

Multiple donors and organizations have mobilised and showns solidarity with the people and Government of The Bahamas, including through financial and in-kind contributions.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
10 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