Bahamas Consulate in Atlanta accepting supplies for islands hit by Dorian

Hurricane Dorian Devastates The Bahamas . At least 5 are dead and thousands of homes have been destroyed. after the Category 3 storm pummeled the island. . Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis called Dorian "a historic tragedy." . Gusts of wind exceeded 220 mph. . Dorian has now stalled over the Bahamas. . It is one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic. . According to the 'New York Times,' Dorian's path could move dangerously close to Florida on Tuesday.

Hurricane has devastated Bahamas for nearly two days, leaving at least five people dead

Hurricane Dorian has parked itself over the Bahamas for nearly two days, hitting the islands with a "catastrophic onslaught that sent floodwaters up to the second floors of buildings, trapped people in attics and chased others from one shelter to another," the Associated Press reported.

"We are in the midst of a historic tragedy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told the AP. "The devastation is unprecedented and extensive."

There are already five deaths reported.

The Bahamas Consulate General is asking for Atlanta’s help. The consulate is seeking emergency relief supplies for the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The consulate is accepting:

  • Water
  • Nonperishable food
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, etc.)
  • Family hygiene kits (tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, women's sanitary products)
  • Baby items/supplies
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Solar-powered chargers
  • First aid kits
  • Building supplies (plastic sheeting, plywood, shingles)
  • Chainsaws

The full list can be found on the Bahamas Consulate Atlanta's Facebook page.

Items can be delivered to: 2970 Clairmont Road NE Suite 290, Atlanta GA 30329.

Call 404-214-0492 or email info@bahconga.com if you have any questions.

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