Current emergency

Hurricane Dorian September 2019

| Hurricane

Bahamas
| Americas

Overview of the situation

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands of the Bahamas on 1-2 September. Initially classified as a Category 5 hurricane with wind gusts of over 320 kilometers per hour, it was later downgraded to category 3 storm as it stayed almost at standstill over the islands.

23 deaths had been confirmed by Thursday 7 September, with the total number expected to rise significantly as search and rescue efforts continue. The storm has also damaged or destroyed thousands of houses and infrastructure, and caused extensive flooring.

Private sector contributions

Tens of thousands of people have been affected and urgently need shelter, safe drinking water, food, medicine and telecommunications.

Financial contributions

The Government of Bahamas has set up bank accounts for various currencies for relief donations after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Dorian in recent days. For more information, please see here.

To make a donation to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, please click here.

In-kind contributions

The Government of the Bahamas has issued an Immediate Assistance Supplies List (as of 4 September 2019). In addition, specific support for the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has been issued for based on pre-impact data and needs analysis undertaken. For more information, please refer to the preliminary needs list below.

News and updates

BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian Flash Update No. 02

06 Sep 10:05
Connecting Business initiative Secretariat

Hurricane Dorian: Preliminary Needs List

06 Sep 10:12
Connecting Business initiative Secretariat