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.
Disaster Aid USA is preparing for DARTs to deploy to Grand Bahama as soon as possible.
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.
76 families in 2 villages of Machacuaari and Machabonha were supported in the construction of transitional shelters.
The support included:
More information can be found on the Disaster UK and Ireland website
Safe drinking water is being delivered to 48 Colombian School with SkyHydrants.
Until now the schools, in both suburban and rural locations, received untreated water from community aqueducts.
Now SkyHydrants will be filtering the drinking water to remove all bacteria.
The project involved the following participants:
The installations commenced by Rhett Butler of the SkyJuice Foundation leading a training session for the Colombian Rotarians.
If you want to support Disaster Aid Australia's ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects see their DONATE PAGE
This year Disaster Aid International will be at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.
We will have a display in the House of Friendship from the 31st May until the 5th June.
Come along to our stand and meet representatives from many of the DIA partners.
We will at Booth No 4421 in Hall 4