Emotional Well-being After a Hurricane An article. More to come
UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPT 4TH
- Bahamas Academy remains closed until further notice.
- Disaster response plans are being organized by the Adventist Community Services and the Pathfinders.
- Persons anxious to assist by traveling to these islands (Abaco and Grand Bahama), kindly wait until the appropriate clearance is given. Only emergency response agencies are currently allowed.
- Freeport Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grand Bahama, is seriously damaged.
- News of deaths will be soon reported. Officially there are seven deaths so far on Abaco.
- Bring you donations to the Adventist headquarters on the island of New Providence.
- Our nation is under shock, deep emotional pain and disbelief. Kindly be patient with one another. Reach out to help someone if you can.
- The upcoming days may reveal greater painful news. Keep everyone in your prayers.
- More information and photos to come.
UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
See news feed from Bahamas News on Twitter
Bahamas Academy remains closed today until further notice.
Hurricane Dorian still over Grand Bahama. Serious damage of buildings and entire communities. Five died in Abaco. Dozens airlifted to New Providence hospital for treatment. Up to this morning word received that Pastor Eric D. Clarke, president of he North Bahamas Conference and his wife, Patrice and family are safe.
Very serious flooding on the Eastern end of New Providence. Some roads and homes flooded.
The hurricane did not impact the Southern islands of The Bahamas. Note that The Bahamas covers a span of almost 700 miles from North to South--100,000 square miles total area (145 miles off Florida to the North of Cuba).
Read the latest news online from the local newspapers
- The Nassau Guardian
- The Tribune
- Dorian Hits Grand Bahama – 'We Are Truly In Dire Straits'
- ABC News (See shocking videos) Hurricane Dorian to move 'dangerously close' to Florida coast after battering Bahamas
- CNN News Dorian stalls over the Bahamas for over 24 hours
Kindly help us respond to survivors of Hurricane Dorian and to help rebuild communities hit by the hurricane.
Adventist Community Services and the Pathfinders.
- Can goods (No corned beef)
- Dried peas and grains
- Baby supplies
- Bottle water
Bring your donations to the Conference office at 135 Tonique Williams Darling Highway September 3 to 5, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ABACO "MUD" RESIDENTS BEGGED TO EVACUATE: Pastor Wilson Isnord (Haitian Bahamian), resident pastor for the March Harbor Adventist Church, Abaco, pleaded with residents of the community called "The Mud" (predominantly Haitian residents) to evacuate. This was done on August 31, 2019. Today, September 3, 2019, news is being circulated that that community is under water. No information about where are the residents of that community. See Facebook Video See Tribune news
Photo from the Tribune
UPDATE 8:30 P.M. SEPT 2nd: Five deaths in Abaco have been reported. The Bahamas Defense Force and the United States Coast Guard are working together to rescue people. ADRA has began to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Dorian. Serious flooding and damage on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahamas. The main area of Freeport Grand Bahamas is under water. Only twenty percent of the homes on the Island of News Providence has light at the time of the post. There is no electrical power on the islands of Grand Bahamas and Abaco.
This page will provide helpful information during the storm. September 2, 2019. At 3:30 a.m. the electricity when off all over the island of New Providence and was still of at 8:30 a.m. There is serious flooding in some areas on the island of New Providence. Even the tunnel at Paradise Island was flooded. This is the result of the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian that brought serious rain and some wind. Today shelters are being open in New Providence for persons to seek refuge. See latest news in the Tribune
Bahamas Academy Will Not Open on Monday
Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road, New Providence, will NOT OPEN on Monday, September 2, 2019, due to Hurricane Dorain. Parents are asked to standby and wait for the date that school will be opened.
Handout: Mental Health After a Hurricane
"Hurricanes are very stressful events. All unplanned events that bring uncertain change in our lives, called crises, are always stressful. Hurricanes affect all of us in some way or another. Every member of the family will experience some form of negative response to a hurricane over the next few days and months after it passes. . ." Read more in handout
On Sunday morning, September 1, 2019, Hurricane became a Category 5 Hurricane. Speeds up to 160 miles per hour. On Sunday morning over 200 persons were evacuated out of Grand Cay, Abaco.
News taken from August 30th local newspaper. See list of towns to evacuate.
Click on link above and see the nearest shelter to you.
ATTENTION: We encourage those Adventists who need a shelter to go to the one on the list nearest to them. Do not go the Adventist Church shelter outside of your area unless for legitimate reasons. They are for those in the neighborhood.
Click to see the latest on Hurricane Dorain
EMERGENCY NUMBERS IN THE BAHAMAS
- Hospital – 322-2861.
- Ambulance – 322-2861.
- Air Ambulance – 327-7077.
- Fire – 919.
- BASRA – 646-6395 OR 359-4888.
- Police – 911, 919 OR 322-4444.
- Electrical Power Outage – 323-5561/4.
- Water & Sewerage 24 hrs – 325-0505 OR 325-4505.