Hurricane Dorian

Administrator Green is briefed by USAID's Urban Search and Rescue team after landing in Abaco.
Administrator Green is briefed by USAID's Urban Search and Rescue team after landing in Abaco.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to The Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian-the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record and the strongest to ever hit The Bahamas-continues to bring life-threatening wind, rain, and flooding to the northwestern islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

The DART, an elite team of disaster response experts, is coordinating with local authorities, humanitarian organizations, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas to assess damage, identify humanitarian needs, and bring urgently needed assistance to those affected by this hurricane.


When disasters occur anywhere in the world, Americans generously offer assistance to those in need. Decades of experience in disaster relief and recovery have shown that the best way to help people affected by disaster is to make cash donations to reputable relief and charitable organizations on the ground. These groups work closely with affected communities, and know what people need and how to strengthen recovery efforts.




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USAID Response to Hurricane Dorian


Last updated: September 12, 2019

September 7, 2019

The Bahamas were hit by a major storm, major hurricane, Dorian. As the world's largest humanitarian donor, the United States is actively engaged in responding to this crisis, at the request of the Government of The Bahamas.

September 7, 2019

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced $1 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian, bringing USAID's total funding for this response to more than $2.8 million to date.

September 7, 2019

Following several days of impaired access to The Bahamas’ Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, which sustained extensive damage as Hurricane Dorian made landfall over the islands on September 1 and 2, emergency relief supplies—including buckets, hygiene kits, water storage containers, and shelter materials provided by USAID—have reached the islands for onward distribution to storm-affected populations.

September 7, 2019

On Saturday, September 7, Administrator Mark Green of the U.S. Agency for International Development will tour a humanitarian aid warehouse in Miami, Florida, which stores USAID's life-saving aid that is being deployed in The Bahamas in response to Hurricane Dorian.

September 6, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Miami, Florida September 6-8. While there, he will visit a USAID warehouse, which contains pre-positioned emergency relief supplies. Relief commodities from the warehouse are being sent to The Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the request of Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian. The Administrator will also engage with local community leaders.