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Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deploys in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas, Sept. 6, 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 video by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez)
Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations continue in support of the Bahamas. 

As of Saturday at 9 a.m.: 

  • Coast Guard crews have rescued 290 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began.
  • The Coast Guard is conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Six MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.  
  • All ports have reopened. 
  • Nine Coast Guard cutters are providing hurricane response support in the Bahamas.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deploys in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas, Sept. 6, 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 video by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez)

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, or bahamasredcross.org/donate Government agencies may contact DORIANRMT_DMC@ofda.gov

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