Relieving Hurricane Dorian

Destruction on Great Abaco, one of the first islands in the Bahamas to be hit by Hurricane Dorian with Category 5 winds. Direct Relief has medicines en route to Abaco to equip responding medical teams. (Photo courtesy of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense)

UK Ministry of Defence 2019

Destruction on Great Abaco, one of the first islands in the Bahamas to be hit by Hurricane Dorian with Category 5 winds. Direct Relief has medicines en route to Abaco to equip responding medical teams. (Photo courtesy of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense)

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Recently Hurricane Dorian swept over the Bahamas leaving a devastating effect on the area. The hurricane had sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. Hurricane Dorian killed roughly 300 people which shows why it was a category 5 hurricane. This storm also left the over 70,000 people homeless in the Bahamas which is an outstanding number. 

Multiple organizations have been doing whatever they can to help people in the Bahamas. Direct Relief committed 250,000 dollars and has offered some of their medical supplies to help the cause. 

Samaritan’s Purse has opened an emergency field hospital in Freeport to help the victims of the Hurricane. They can receive up to 100 patients a day and can do 10 surgeries a day. They airlifted the facility over there at the request of the Bahama government and the World Health Organization.

Cole Baker, a student at Beavercreek High School, said this about hurricane Dorian, “I don’t think people understand how bad hurricane Dorian is because of the location that it’s in and because it’s not right at home. Its also exceptionally bad because of how the news downplays hurricanes when it’s actually the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to ever strike the Bahamas.” Cole Baker makes a good point because most people in Ohio can’t relate to what people are experiencing in Bahamas. The Bahamas have experienced something terrible that no one else is going to be able to understand. 

Buddy Hield, a guard for the Sacramento Kings, Has been trying to help out people in the Bahamas. He grew up in the Bahamas so he wants to give back to his community. To do this he has started a Go Fund Page to raise money for the Bahamas. So far he has raised about 200,000 dollars and the Kings have raised 100,000 dollars. 

The Bahamas has a lot of support from multiple organizations and people. Hopefully the Bahamas can recovery quickly from this devastating storm.