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Tropical Depression Imelda has hit Texas with major flooding affecting the south east of the state.

Thousands need to be rescued with roads turning into rivers.

Texas floods

Disaster Aid USA already involved with a response to Hurricane Dorian  in Grand Bahama are also responding to this disaster.

A rescue and response boat is currently deployed

Domestic Response Trailers are also on standby, ready to be be brought in as the flood waters subside.

 

 

With Hurricane Dorian finally moving away from Grand Bahama the devastation is clear to see.

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 The Rotary Club of Nassua has been erecting pre-positioned Disaster Aid Tents and Family Survival Packs.

The tents have been erected close to the Odessy Airport to house evacuees from other islands.

Dorian 2a

DARTs from Disaster Aid USA will be arriving today (Monday 9th Sept) with Sawyer Water Filters.

Further filters will be arriiving in the following days together with tarpaulins for temporary repair of homes.

 

The following Disaster Aid partners are involved in the response;

Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid  UK and Ireland

Disaster Aid Canada

Disaster Aid Brazil

Check the above links to keep updated, and support their work to help those affected by this terrible storm.

 

 

 

Dorian 1

Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate Grand Bahama Island with fierce winds.

The storm is slowly moving towards Florida and the Carolinas

In its path of devastation it has flooded many homes with storm surges raising sea levels by 4-5 m.

At least five lives have been lost including an 8-year-old boy.

The Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been completely or partially destroyed

Dorian, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds is expected to begin to close on Florida Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

It  should pass very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday.

dorian2

Disaster Aid USA is preparing for DARTs to deploy to Grand Bahama as soon as possible.

Disaster Aid  UK and Ireland, Disaster Aid Canada, and Disaster Aid Brazil are aiming to support the deployment

Disaster Aid USA has also been moving teams into the areas of the USA that have the potential to be affected.

 

 

Two DAUK and Ireland DART Volunteers, Peter Hazell and Suzie Vaill, arrived in Mozambique on June 4th carrying 100 Sawyer water filters.

While in country they worked closely with the Chimoio Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Beira.

Coordination was with Mozambique National Institute of Disaster Management and both WASH and Shelter Clusters

In addition to distributing the Water filters they also worked on shelter projects.

Idai materials

76 families in 2 villages of Machacuaari and Machabonha were supported in the construction of transitional shelters.

The support included:

  • Information on building back better
  • Purchasing materials 
  • Transport

rebuilding

 

 More information can be found on the Disaster UK and Ireland website

 

 

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