With the National Hurricane Center forecasting Tropical Cyclone Nine moving toward the Northwestern Bahamas today, support from the recreational boating industry continues to pour into the hardest hit areas in Abacos and Grand Bahamas islands.
The center said the storm is about 235 miles East Southeast of Freeport and 140 miles SE of Great Abaco Island with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Northwestern Bahamas while a tropical storm watch is in effect from Jupiter Inlet to the Flagler-Volusia County line in Florida. In the Bahamas an average of 3 inches of rain is expected with isolated peaks of 6 inches. Similar numbers are expected from central Florida into South Carolina.
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which hit the Bahamas on September 1 with devastating results, Correct Craft is providing support by partnering with Missionary Flights International. Correct Craft employees are donating supplies including hygiene products, food, medical, construction supplies and child needs that are being carried on MFI’s DC3 aircraft. Correct Craft is also putting together and employee (and family) volunteer team to work at MFI’s warehouse in Fort Pierce, Fla., to sort and help organize donated goods.
“It saddens us that the Bahamas were affected so severely by Hurricane Dorian,” Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft president/CEO said in a statement. “We are glad to be able to help our island neighbors with donations and sending them some of our team to assist in hurricane relief to “Make Life Better’ for them. One of our company’s core values is service to others and I could not be prouder of our team for once again stepping up to help in this difficult situation.”
The Shurold family, whose company makes cleaning products, called the Bahamas its second home and has partnered with the HeadKnowles Foundation in hurricane recovery efforts. The group has a team and fundraising effort that is being supported by Shurhold. Donations can be made at bit.ly/ShurholdHeadKnowles. Additionally, Stuart Sailfish Club is partnering with Stuart Jet Center to deliver suppliers and AEX Dorian Relief Effort is helping the people of Little Grand Cay. Allen Exploration has said it will match the first $250,000 raised through this effort and donations can be made at bit.ly/ShurholdAEX.
Donations to the Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund will be doubled by Joseph Deitch, chairman of Southworth Development who has pledged to match the first $1 million raised through the charity. Donations can be made at bit.ly/ShurholdAbacoWinding.
Green Turtle Cay was basically destroyed and needs to be rebuilt. The Green Turtle Foundation will use donated funds for this effort and they can be made at bit.ly/ShurholdGreenTurtle.
Hope Town as also hard hit with 30 percent of all structures demolished. All docks and boats were destroyed and donating to Hope Town Fire & Rescue is the best way to help the community at bit.ly/ShurholdHopeTown.