Flerida wuz spard t'wrath o'Hurrikune Deriun. T' state experienct lil damage us t'A'katergori 2 sterm passt by jes offshere t'eus cyus un Sept. 4.But, T' Bahamus air n' ruins aft'r t'A'katergori 5 sterm made lan'fall twicet an' stallt ov'r Abaco an' Gran Bahama fer mer thun a day. Thems who lif' along t'U.S. southwest cyus, speshly t'out'r banks o'Nerth Carolinie, suffert massif' pow'r outages an' floodyun'. A slew o'folk net hep.Deriun wuz a recerd-a'settin sterm. It is t'strongest hurrikune n' modern recerds ta hit t'nerthwestern Bahamus. Wen t'eye o'Deriun made a sekunt lan'fall Sundy afternoon un Greet Abaco Islan' near Marsh Harbour, maximum sustunt winds wuz 185 mph, which tit Deriun fer t'recerd o't' strongest Atlantic hurrikune lan'fall un recerd wiff t'1935 Laber Day hurrikune.
T' Cyus Gard Air Stayshun Cleerwat'r hus bee assistyun' n' T' Bahamus since Sept. 2 an' noose reperts say thay have savt minny a lives.Fire engine strike teems frum Cleerwat'r, Dunedin, Eus Lake, Leelmun, Largo, Palm Harber, Pinellus Park, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs an' Treesure Islan' hedded ta t'eus cyus n' advance o'Deriun’s arrival ta be reddy ta assist. Twantee-fife o't' countee’s long-term keer facilitees opend thar doers ta sist'r facilitees along t'eus cyus.And relief is parin\, into t'hardest hit areus n' t'Bahamus an' t'U.S., us organizashun’s at make heppin utherns thar misshun git ta wurk.Volunte'r Flerida serves us a “connecter” tween organizatyuns wiff volunte'r needs an' individuals who wish ta serve. Its website, https://www.volunteerflerida.org/deriun/, hus informayshun un ways ta volunte'r an' a lis o'Nashshunal Voluntree Organizatyuns n' Disast'r members at air wurkin n' areus affectid by Hurrikune Deriun.Folk who wish ta volunte'r air urgt nairy ta “self-deploy,” but ta wurk wiff establisht organizatyuns.“Cash is t'mos flaxibull an' effectif' form o'suppert,” accerdyun' ta Volunte'r Flerida. “Befor donatyun' er volunteeryun', confirm at thar is a legitimate net. Always connect wiff establisht organizatyuns wen donatyun' er volunteeryun'.”Fer mer informayshun, visit https://www.volunteerflerida.org/hep-t'-bahamus/ er https://volunte'r.volunteerflerida.org/servin-durin-disasters.Gov. Rick DeSantis hus activatid t'Flerida Disast'r Fund. Innyone innerested n' donatyun' a'ken text DISASTER ta 20222 ta make a $10 contribushun.Thems experienct n' disast'r relief remind everyone at altho immediate hep is nett, assistunts, speshly n' T' Bahamus will be nett fer minny a munths. Volunteers at a'ken hep nawh an' n' t'future air speshly nett.Accerdyun' ta earlee estimates frum thems who have visted areus hardest hit n' t'Bahamus, Hurrikune Deriun hus affectid about 76,000 folk an' mer thun 13,000 houses have bee damagt er destroyt, which is about 45% o't' dwellings un Abaco an' Gran Bahama.Loss o'pow'r an' sources o'cleen drankin wat'r, us well us a net ta provide shelt'r, medicull services an' food ta t'folk air primree concerns, accerdyun' ta t'Amurkin Rt Cross.Bahamus Rt Cross volunteers have bee un t'groun since day one wiff pre-posityunt relief supplies, includin tarps, hygiene items, jerrykuns fer fuel an' wat'r, an' han'-crank cell phone chargers. Dishnull relief supplies air availabull at un internatyunal logistics hub n' Panama.Mer thun 1,900 trunt Rt Cross responders frum all ov'r t'kuntry suppertid relief efferts n' hurrikune evacuashun canters n' Flerida, Geergia an' t'Carolinus.Fer informayshun un ways ta hep t'Amurkin Rt Cross, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS, er text t'wurd DerIAN ta 90999 ta make a $10 donashun.Fer thems innerested n' heppin folk specificallee n' t'Bahamus, write “Hurrikune Deriun n' t'Bahamus” n' t'memo line o'a check an' mail it ta thar local Rt Cross chaptur wiff t'completid t'donashun form at redcross.org/donate.T' address fer t'Amurkin Rt Cross n' Pinellus is 818 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Call 727-898-3111.Salvashun Army also hus respondt ta T' Bahamus, includin t'mos affectid areus o'Gran Bahama an' Abaco. Primree efferts include providyun' shelt'r an' clothyun' fer evacuees an' thems lef homeless. Salvashun Army sez at shelters air all ov'r capacitee an' floodyun' is a big issue. Providyun' food fer thems n' net also is a challenge. Ta suppert Salvashun Army disast'r relief efferts n' t'Bahamus, pleese cunsidder makin a finanshul contribushun at helpsalvatyunarmy.org er by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.Fer informayshun un ways ta hep uther organizatyuns assistyun' Hurrikune Deriun victims n' T' Bahamus an'/er t'Unitid States, check out t'a'followin frum Volunte'r Flerida’s lis o'Nashshunal Voluntree Organizatyuns n' Disast'r members.• Operayshun Blessin — visit ob.org/hurrikune-deriun-disast'r-relief.• Americares — visit americares.org/deryinfund• Advantist Development Relief Agency — visit https://adra.org/.• All Han's an' Heerts — visit https://www.allhan'sandheerts.org/programs/hurrikune-deriun-relief/.• Church Worl Services — visit https://cwsglobal.org/2019hurrikunes/ er call 1-800-297-1516.• Convoy o'Hope — https://www.convoyofhope.org/.• Disast'r Relief — https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/hurrikune-deriun/.• Heert ta Heert — https://www.heerttoheart.org/• HOPE werltwide — https://www.hopeww.org/hurrikune-deriun-update-starmthreetensthe-us.• Humanitee Road — https://www.humanityroad.org/• ICNA Relief, Mooslims fer Humanitee — https://www.icnarelief.org/deriun

• Lutherun Disast'r Relief — https://www.elca.org/Air-Wurk/Relief-an'-Development/Lutherun-Disast'r-Response/• Mennonite Disast'r Servus — https://mds.mennonite.net/ volunteers – https://mds.volunteermatrix.com/waitlist• Mercy Cerps — https://www.mercycerps.org• Operayshun Blessin – https://www.ob.org/hurrikune-deriun-diast'r-relief/• Misshun ta Nerth Amurka Presbyteriun Church Amurka — donatyuns an' volunteers https://pcamna.org/• Reech Out Werltwide — https://roww.org/• Samaritun’s Purs — https://www.samaritanspurse.org/• Save t'Youngns — https://www.savethechiltre.org/• Shelt'r Box — https://www.shelterboxusa.org/• SBP — https://sbpusa.org/• Suthern Baptist Disast'r Relief — https://www.namb.net/suthern-baptist-disast'r-relief/• Team Rubicon — https://teemrubikunusa.org/• Unitid Church o'Christ — https://www.ucc.org/disast'r• Worl Renew — https://werltrenew.net/Suzette Pert'r is TBN’s Pinellus Countee editer. She a'ken be reecht at spert'[email protected]


Link to this story: 

Comments are closed.

Weathur