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, email@example.com or call 242-323-5394, or bahamasredcross.org/donate Government agencies may contact DORIANRMT_DMC@ofda.gov