Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crewmember assists a group of people needing medical attention in the Bahamas, Sept 4, 2019. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading response and search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crewmember assists a group of people needing medical attention in the Bahamas. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

MIAMI — Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations continue in support of the Bahamas.

As of Sunday at 9 a.m.:

  • Coast Guard crews have rescued 308 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began.
  • The Coast Guard is conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Five MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.
  • All ports have reopened.
  • Five Coast Guard cutters are providing hurricane response support in the Bahamas.

The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts. If you are in a life-threatening situation and need assistance, call 911 or 919 in the Bahamas, or call the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency at 242-323-1395.

For private donations to the hurricane response effort, you can contact The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Visit www.cidi.org/hurricane-dorian/#.XW_C6k01tnI. You can also contact OFDA by emailing, nemadonations@bahamas.gov.bs or call 242-323-5394.


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