Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew evacuates displaced adults and children to safety in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Sept. 5, 2019. An Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew transported the survivors from Marsh Harbour to Nassau. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew evacuates displaced adults and children to safety in Marsh Harbour, Bahama. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley.

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

As of Monday at 9 a.m.:

  • Coast Guard crews have rescued 383 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began.
  • Five MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters are operating out of Andros Island, Bahamas
  • Five Coast Guard cutters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.

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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