Help Provide Relief After Hurricane Dorian

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Samaritan's Purse Responding in the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian's Deadly Assault

Samaritan's Purse is now operating our Emergency Field Hospital in Freeport on Grand Bahama, treating patients for a variety of injuries, illnesses, and other medical issues. In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, we airlifted the mobile facility along with a large medical team at the request of the World Health Organization and the Bahamas government.

The 40-bed hospital can receive up to 100 patients daily and features an operating room with capacity for 10 surgeries per day, as well as an obstetrics ward with delivery room. We've already seen more than 1,000 patients since opening.

We have also flown over more than 200 tons of emergency relief items, including heavy-duty shelter plastic and water filters. Distributions are ongoing on the Abaco Islands from our base at Marsh Harbour.

The people of the Bahamas are in desperate straits after their archipelago was hit by deadly Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm packing sustained winds of 185 mph with gusts up to 225 mph.

Please join me in praying for everyone affected by this hurricane, and for our teams as we respond in Jesus' Name.”—Franklin Graham

“Families in the Bahamas are suffering,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse. “Please join me in praying for everyone affected by this hurricane, and for our teams as we respond in Jesus' Name.”

Dorian made multiple landfalls in the Bahamas on Sept. 1. Then the storm stalled over the islands for almost two days, pounding the hardest hit areas, in particular Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands (i.e. Marsh Harbour). Thousands of houses were severely damaged or destroyed—70,000 people are reported homeless. At least 50 people were killed, likely many more. Hundreds are still missing.

Dorian was one of the most severe Atlantic storms on record and perhaps the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas.

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