Hurricane Dorian Rains Destruction Down Onto the Bahamas


Dante Carrer/Reuters

“Strong winds lashed Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Sunday as Hurricane Dorian approached.”

Jasmeen Rivera, Reporter

For three Hurricane Dorian has plowed through the island of Grand Bahama for a third agonizing day. Moving at 1 MPH, Dorian stalled itself over the Bahamas, ravaging towns and homes of thousands of citizens. Emergency responders executed an overnight search-and-rescue on the island. Authorities on Tuesday said children were among the 20 confirmed dead and 21 injured.

Though the storm weakened from a Category 3 to a Category 2, Dorian is the most powerful storm to ever hit the nation. The destruction endured by the nation’s 400,000 citizens and over 700 islands is considered a national catastrophe. Dorian’s conditions worsened the already severe damage as it slowly made it’s way out of the northern Bahamas.

Mark Lockwood, United Nations Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, stated that over 70,000 citizens are in need for food, water, shelter, and medical assistance. Over 13,000 homes have been destroyed, and dozens have taken to social media in search for missing loved ones. A single post on Facebook has generated over 2,000 comments since going live Tuesday for many looking for those missing. Social media has been a necessity to aiding the people Bahamas for lifelines and information.

With Marsh Harbour’s airport currently shut down, survivors struggle to secure ferry rides to Treasure City, where emergency supplies awaits and transportation transferring survivors.

‘Johnny’s House’ and XL 106.7, Orlando’s local radio station, will be broadcasting live at Baldwin Park, in front of Gators Dockside. The station will collecting donations and donated good requested by the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to help support the survivors of the tragedy. Accepted donations include:

  • Life Jackets/Floatation Device
  • Large sturdy waterproof bags
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Solar fans/lights
  • Large tarps
  • Chain saws
  • Generators
  • Fuel/oil for generators
  • Non perishable food items
  • Dry formula and dry milk products
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Mold remediation items
  • Hygiene products
  • Feminine products
  • First add items and kits
  • Advil, Tylenol etc for adults and children
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Medical gloves
  • Masks
  • Diapers and Wipes
  • Baby food and formula
  • Pedialite (powder packs)
  • Gator aide/Electrolites/hydration powder
  • Rehydration salts
  • Tents
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (especially D)
  • Matches/lighters
  • Repellent
  • Solar battery and solar chargers
  • 30 gallon or larger storage containers with lids
  • Plastic wrap
  • Duct tape / packing tape
  • Solar flood lights
  • Hand saws
  • Work gloves
  • Can openers
  • Sanitizer wipes
  • Water purification devices
  • Disposable plates and cups
  • Camp stoves
  • Butane tanks
  • Utensils
  • Nails
  • Wrenches/Hammers/Tools
  • Candles
  • Pet food canned and dry
  • Toilet paper

If you or somebody you know would like to donate, the drop off address is 4900 New Broad Street in Baldwin Park. The location will be located 50 yards away in the circle across from Gators Dockside.