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Coast Guard​ continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian

Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian, An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter continues response efforts in Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian,
U.S. Coast Guard photo (archive).
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater continues response efforts in Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian.
U.S. Coast Guard photo (archive).

MIAMI —​ Coast Guard Hurricane Dorian response operations continue​ in support of the Bahamas.​

As of Friday at 5 p.m:​

  • Coast Guard crews have rescued 239 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began.
  • The Coast Guard is conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Seven MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and five MH-65 Dolphin helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments and providing logistical support.​ ​
  • All ports have reopened.​
  • The Port of Charleston, South Carolina, is open but requires Captain of the Port approval for vessel movement.​
  • Eight Coast Guard cutters are providing hurricane response support in the Bahamas.

The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamas​ National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamas​ Defence​ Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts. If you are in a life-threatening situation and need assistance, call 911 or 919 in the Bahamas, or call the Bahamas​ National Emergency Management Agency at​ 242-323-1395.

For private donations to the hurricane response effort, you can contact​ The Office of U.S.​ Foreign Disaster Assistance.​ Visit​ www.cidi.org/hurricane-dorian/#.XW_C6k01tnI. You can also contact OFDA by emailing, nemadonations@bahamas.gov.bs or call 242-323-5394, or bahamasredcross.org/donate Government agencies may contact DORIANRMT_DMC@ofda.gov

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