Photos of Hope Town Waterfront (Post-Dorian)

Thank you again to Bruce Pinder of Da Salty Pig Adventures in Spanish Wells for allowing me to share these photos he took of the homes along the edge of Hope Town Harbour on Elbow Cay.

As you can see, our Hope Town friends were also hard-hit by Hurricane Dorian. Here’s how you can help them:

  • Contribute to the GoFundMe page of Hope Town second-homeowner Matt Winslow, who’s working with the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue folks to raise funds and bring in aid.

More On-The-Ground Green Turtle Cay Photos (Post-Dorian)

Many thanks to Trina Sasine (she and her husband Robert own Sandpiper, on Gillam Bay) for allowing me to share these photos, taken in the days following Hurricane Dorian.

Did you know that 70,000 Bahamians — that’s more than one in six! — have lost their homes and/or businesses? Here’s how you can help them rebuild their lives.

On-the-Ground Photos of Green Turtle Cay (Post-Dorian)

A million thanks to Bruce Pinder of Da Salty Pig Adventures in Spanish Wells for allowing me to share these photos of GTC’s New Plymouth settlement with you.

As you can see, the devastation is widespread, and the residents of Green Turtle Cay (as well as the Abaco mainland, other Abaco cays and Grand Bahama) will need all the support they can get in the weeks, months and years ahead. Please help if you can. Here’s how.

Other Shore Club/Pineapples

Aerial Photos of Green Turtle Cay (Post-Dorian)

Hi, all. Below are a number of high-res photos of Green Turtle Cay taken during a fly-over shortly after Hurricane Dorian. I’ve tried to put them in order roughly from north to south.

As you can see, some homes have been lost all together and most others are heavily damaged. Our family and friends on the cay and throughout Abaco and Grand Bahama need as much help as we can give them in the weeks, months and years ahead. Here’s How You Can Help.

North End of Green Turtle Cay

Update from Green Turtle Cay – Sept 8/19

The following information comes directly from Green Turtle Cay as of this morning, Sunday, September 8th:

“Everyone on Green Turtle Cay is working around the clock, keeping spirits high, and staying very organized against all odds. They have jumped into immediate action hosting town meetings, distributing relief items, and clearing debris.

The roads are fully cleared already with use of some functioning carts/cars.

Immediate Needs:

Video From Green Turtle Cay

Thank you to Kristi Lowe for sending me the link to this YouTube video. I haven’t even finished watching it, but wanted to share it for all who have been awaiting word of family and friends.

What a relief to see the people of Green Turtle Cay looking healthy and determined and already working to return our island to what it was before.

Video coutesy of YouTube

Click HERE to find out how you can help Bahamians affected and displaced by Hurricane Dorian. And please share this information with any and all who may be able to help. The need is so very great.

Collecting Donations in Nassau for Abaco Hurricane Relief

Hi, all. Green Turtle Cay’s Winston Pinder advises that donations for Abaco victims of Hurricane Dorian are now being collected in Nassau.

A freight boat will convey all donated items to Spanish Wells, where a group of 7+ fishing boats is waiting to distribute hurricane relief among the Abaco Cays and the mainland.

How You Can Help Bahamian Victims of Hurricane Dorian (Updated Sept 9/19)

Residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Hundreds of lives have been lost, and the majority of those who survived have been left with nothing but the clothing they had on.

Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian will need as much help as we can give them in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Here are some of the many ways to help:

And Now, We Wait…

Green Turtle Cay waits as Hurricane Dorian approaches (Photo: Denise McIntosh)

I’ve been in touch with a number of folks on Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay and the Abaco mainland today, and all report that they are as prepared as they can be for Hurricane Dorian.

Like most Abaco establishments, GTC’s McIntosh Restaurant and Bakery, is closed and shuttered. (Photo: Denise McIntosh)

Homes and businesses are boarded up, vehicles and boats are secured. Now, all anyone can do is wait.

Waiting for Dorian

As I write this, Hurricane Dorian is churning northwest across the Atlantic, taking direct aim at Green Turtle Cay and the other northern Bahamian islands. Predictions are that the storm could reach Category 3 or even 4 strength by the time it passes over the Bahamas on Sunday.

Map of Hurricane Dorian’s predicted path, courtesy of the National Hurricane Center

Though neither Tom nor I are on Green Turtle Cay at the moment, our amazing property managers Michael and Jennifer Sawyer of Abaco Breeze Properties have ensured that Fish Hooks is closed up tight and ready for Dorian. We’ve been in touch with a number of our friends and family members in Abaco, and everyone’s busy boarding up and battening down.

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