WFP / BAHAMAS DORIAN

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11-Sep-2019 00:02:17
The World Food Programme (WFP) said it is lending its emergency expertise to support response efforts underway in the Bahamas, which is reeling from the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the islands’ worst-ever hurricane. WFP

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STORY: WFP / BAHAMAS DORIAN
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DATELINE: 8-10 SEPTEMBER 2019, ABACO ISLAND / NASSAU, BAHAMAS

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10 SEPTEMBER 2019, ABACO ISLAND, BAHAMAS

1. Aerial shots, destruction of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay
2. Various shots, destruction of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay
3. Various shots, Abaco Island residents waiting for plane to Nassau and United States
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Joseph, Abaco Island resident:
“It was like a river in there. The water was just gushing and just taking out everything. My sister was laying in the bed, and I see the roof cave, come down on her. I said okay, this is our cue to run. But we had to stay in the building because we had nowhere to run. So, we were just staying in that lower bathroom just praying to God that the storm calmed down a little bit for us to run.”
5. Various shots, WFP staff setting up emergency telecoms at Treasure Cay Airport
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Regis Chapman, Emergency Coordinator, World Food Programme (WFP):
“The real challenge in terms of operating here on the ground is essentially labourers, it's fuel, vehicles, it's trucks, forklifts, it's the machinery that you need to keep supply chains moving as well. So, WFP is bringing in a vessel tomorrow, that will be bringing additional equipment to address some of those problems.”

8 SEPTEMBER 2019, NASSAU, BAHAMAS

7. Various shots, boat arriving in Nassau with evacuees from Abaco Island

STORYLINE:

The World Food Programme (WFP) said it is lending its emergency expertise to support response efforts underway in the Bahamas, which is reeling from the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the islands’ worst-ever hurricane.

With a team of 15 experts on ground, WFP said it was supporting the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA,) the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and partners to identify the most urgent needs and provide support in the vital areas of food, telecommunications and logistics.

WFP delivered storage units, generators, prefab offices and satellite telecoms to Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, where it is establishing a logistics hub. It said the hub would facilitate the arrival, storage and dispatch of relief material, ensuring a coordinated humanitarian response on the island.

WFP has distributed over 1,500 ready to eat meals, with food also reaching people affected in the hard-to-reach Little Abaco. It also sent two vessels with humanitarian cargo to Marsh Harbour, which offloaded 13,800 individual ready-to-eat meals and relief material from WFP and its partners.

On September 1, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Bahamas as a powerful category 5 hurricane, causing the death of nearly 45 people in the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. Ninety percent of housing and infrastructure on Abaco Island is damaged or destroyed with many homes still without power.
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