Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and Coast Guard Cutter Legare provide support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas, Sept. 10, 2019. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater)

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and Coast Guard Cutter Legare provide support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas, Sept. 10, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater)

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

As of Wednesday at 9 a.m.:

  • Coast Guard crews have rescued 406 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began.
  • Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters are operating out of Andros Island, Bahamas
  • Two Coast Guard cutters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.

Coast Guard assets will remain in the Bahamas as part of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT). The Coast Guard remains poised to send aircraft and cutters back into the Bahamas to assist with urgent search and rescue needs.

The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamas Defense 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.


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