Infographic: USAID Response to Hurricane Dorian

USAID Response to Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record and the strongest to ever strike The Bahamas, made landfall on September 1, 2019 as a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 180 mph. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 2, 2019 to lead the U.S. Government's humanitarian response in coordination with the Government of Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

$10.2 Million

Provided by the United States to help affected communities

Hurricane Dorian made landfall over The Bahamas’ Abaco and Grand Bahama islands from September 1 to 2

Critical Relief Supplies

USAID is providing more than 47 metric tons from our warehouse in Miami to help an estimated 44,000 people.

  • 700 Rolls of heavy duty plastic sheeting to meet urgent shelter needs
  • 2,400 Buckets and water containers to provide safe drinking water
  • 600 Hygiene kits to prevent disease
  • 4 Chainsaw kits to help remove debris

USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team

  • 37 USAID Disaster Experts
  • 64 Search & Rescue Professionals
  • 4 Canines
  • 50,000 Pounds of Inflatable Boats, Equipment, and Medical Supplies

Food Assistance

USAID is delivering 8,000 ready-to-eat meals.

U.S. Military Assistance

U.S. military ships and more than 20 helicopters are supporting USAID by transporting approximately 120 metric tons of supplies and approximately 250 response personnel.

Date 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Last updated: September 13, 2019