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:

  • Smaller generators 2000-3000 Watt (20 of them)
  • Rakes/Shovels/Contractor Brooms (30-40 each)
  • Gallon Pump Sprayers (30-40 each)
  • Mold Treatment Supplies (i.e. masks, LOTS of bleach, respirators and suits
  • Commercial fans for water damage (30-40 of them)
  • Grace ice and water shield and/or Supplies to drying a roof
  • Orange cap roofing materials to nail down tarps
  • All roofing and framing materials and tools (they’re very limited on tools)
  • Come alongs (5 each)
  • Dehumidifiers

They’re also in need of the following:

  • Frozen Hotdogs/Hamburgers/Chicken for hot lunches on the grill (they have refrigeration up and running to hold).
  • Willing, strong bodies to come and stay/camp and give physical aid, help clearing, securing the standing buildings and anything else they ask.

The freight dock (long dock) is fully operational, with 10 feet of water, to receive building supplies. One BOLO ferry survived the storm and is operational.

Note that anyone crossing on a boat MUST be fully self sufficient for everything from FUEL to food/water and all.

They are monitoring VHF channel 16.

  11 comments for “Update from Green Turtle Cay – Sept 8/19

  1. Tony Domenech
    September 8, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Have a trawler in Jax. Self sufficient (including freshwater). Would like to gather some of the needed supplies and take to GTC

  2. Fred Braman
    September 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Amanda, Any word on Randy Curry? Also Lisa Plummer and family. They have a dock on Black Sound, just outside of town by the car rental place and rent out a couple of houses. What about the museum? Fred

  3. Bev Harrison
    September 8, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    What’s the best way to get supplies delivered to GTC from Key West?

  4. Gary Novotny
    September 9, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Has anyone seen the boats in AYS? My sailboat Landlord is there .Hope that SCOTT,Crystal, Leverne,Craig,Casio,
    Eddie are all ok?Any close up photos would appreciate.

  5. Carol Haffield
    September 9, 2019 at 10:50 am

    We are so happy to hear of the team spirit and resiliency of our friends on Green Turtle.
    We have vacationed their for years and will be back.
    We will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Hilda Jimenez
    September 9, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Hi there,my daughter has collected an incredible amount of clothing,new undergarments,shoes,and bedding and is eager to take it to green turtle.
    She has donations for men,women,young girls and boys,babies and toddlers.Oh blankets and sleeping bags and towels.Everything is on great condition.Do you know anyone that could transport it?

  7. Steve
    September 9, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Where do we ship these supplies?

  8. Bill aka Dollar Bill, Wild Bill
    September 10, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Star of the Sea is in North Carolina and heading south. Hope to be on GT In month or two to bring what I can and help. So glad I came across this site.

  9. Bill
    September 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Is the only way to contact the ferry by VHF? I’m flying in Saturday at 10-11am but don’t have my hand held VHF with me (it’s on my boat at the yard on GTC). Is there a phone number I can contact them or someone else that can come pick me up? If not, what are the odds I will be able to catch a ride from Treasure to GTC?

  10. Paula Bradlee
    September 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    We planned to come to vacation in 2 weeks but would now like to come down to help in Green Turtle Cay.

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