Hurricane Dorian

Dorian was the strongest hurricane to hit the northwestern Bahamas in modern records, resulting in numerous deaths and causing devastation on Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands. Dorian also affected a large portion of the United States eastern seaboard as a hurricane and reached Nova Scotia as a very strong post-tropical cyclone.

Highest wind speed: 185 mph

Date: August 24, 2019 – September 10, 2019

Category: Category 5 Hurricane

Damage: ≥ $5.07 billion 

Total fatalities: 84 total, 245 missing

Areas of Interest: Abaco, Freeport 

Project Abaco Rescue

When people were stranded on devastated Abaco Island after Hurricane Dorian, we donated fuel for 5 rescue flights out. US Citizens and passport holders were flown from Treasure Cay to Banyan Executive Airport in Ft Lauderdale and Bahamian citizens were be flown to Nassau. .

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Getting supplies to the Bahamian islands after a category 5 storm was challenging to say the least, but teaming up with MIPD Officer, Josh Ferris and his team at Piper's Angels Crossing for a Cure was the way to do it. Sunshine Ace Hardware gave us a sweet discount on generators and propane grills and Josh and his team took them over in their boat. Rotary Club received and distributed them to Freeport residents.

Project Bahamas Rebuild
Thanks Where Thanks are Due

We're so proud of community members like Rob Brehm and local, family-owned businesses like Sunshine Ace Hardware, Paradise Design-Build and Prout's Plumbing that stepped up and gave a hand up to people and communities after disasters.

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Bikes 4 Bahamas

ARTICLE: "Marco Island Police Department donated 12 abandoned bikes to the Bahamas a part of post-Hurricane Dorian relief efforts led by Marco Patriots"