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Old 09-10-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Srbenda View Post
Is there a location near JAX or MCO where we can drop off supplies? Will come to FLL if need be, but coming it's a bit further, thanks.
Regal Boats
2300 Jetport Dr
Orlando , Fl

They are loading shipping containers , barges and flying choppers etc
Old 09-10-2019, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
Chris,
Maybe team up with someone else?
National Marine Supply is assisting, they are also recommending The Allen (Walkers) Go Fund Me account. I questioned that Allen didn't need the monies and I was advised that any monies from the Allen (Walkers Cay) Go Fund Me account goes directly to Grand, Marsh and Grand Bahama, not Walkers Cay.
I know that NMS is coordinating boats (Yachts) going to the Abaco's and a Med ship coming up from down Island.
I also know Alburys (Man O War) have direct freight coming out of Palm Beach. One freighter has already left, I can get you in touch with them.
Teaming up is the plan. We'll see what ends up at the end of the week after the planned trips. I have some feelers out with the other groups. Hanger 9 is humming I just dropped off 30 pallets, it's hot but they are working hard.
Old 09-10-2019, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by pje View Post
Regal Boats
2300 Jetport Dr
Orlando , Fl

They are loading shipping containers , barges and flying choppers etc
Thanks, unfortunately, they won't be there Sat eve/ Sunday which is when I can deliver.
Old 09-10-2019, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Srbenda View Post
Thanks, unfortunately, they won't be there Sat eve/ Sunday which is when I can deliver.

Florida Paints in the orlando area is a drop off for them. I believe they are open on weekends
Old 09-10-2019, 12:22 PM
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Folks, Please please don't forget to take bug spray and sun screen over to our friends in the Abacos.
Old 09-10-2019, 12:43 PM
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Portable rolling or window A/C units are a life saver. They can run off a generator and keep things livable at night in the houses that are inhabited.
Old 09-10-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Srbenda View Post
Thanks, unfortunately, they won't be there Sat eve/ Sunday which is when I can deliver.
shoot me a text (407-four six three- eight four 0 three) . I can put you in touch with some people in Orlando that have a facility to drop off large donations. They are friends with the owners of Florida paints and their facility they are taking donations at is about 15 minutes NW of MCO right off the turnpike. they have 4 planes and I believe they were working with a shipping company. I don't know where they're at now as far as what place items are going. Originally everything was headed to marsh and treasure but with most people pulling out of there. I think they may be running it up Man O war, Green Turtle, FoxTown way.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:35 PM
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Where are the evacuees going?
Old 09-10-2019, 01:39 PM
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For those of you getting off work. Hanger 9 at FXE still needs help.
Old 09-10-2019, 02:26 PM
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For anyone that may be hearing from interested monetary donors.
One thing that may be timely now is synthetic roof coverings.
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A large number of homes in Grand in particular, and likely other areas , are viable but water intrusion is an issue.
Many uninhabitable because of leaking due to shingles etc blown off exposing the wood substrates. .
Even one roll per home would make them otherwise liveable for up to a year , and allow the the stop of mold & degradation.
We have the means to deliver by air & water but it is not something being donated that I am aware.
Old 09-10-2019, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ldavid516 View Post
For anyone that may be hearing from interested monetary donors.
One thing that may be timely now is synthetic roof coverings.
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A large number of homes in Grand in particular, and likely other areas , are viable but water intrusion is an issue.
Many uninhabitable because of leaking due to shingles etc blown off exposing the wood substrates. .
Even one roll per home would make them otherwise liveable for up to a year , and allow the the stop of mold & degradation.
We have the means to deliver by air & water but it is not something being donated that I am aware.
YEP, Ice and water Shield or similar peel and stick roof products are like gold in the Abaco Islands.
Old 09-10-2019, 03:26 PM
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Guess some folks have gathered a bunch of donations going to Sweetings Cay. They plan on going Saturday and have requested my brother's boat to help take stuff over.
where is customs in freeport? Grand Bahamas Yacht Club? Fuel also available there?
Old 09-10-2019, 03:48 PM
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Keep an eye on the weather this weekend. Long range still looks plenty breezy in the Stream at 15-20kts. One thing to run your boat through that if you've got to get home or are fishing. Not something you want to do with a boat loaded with a couple thousand pounds of supplies and full fuel. We have another run that we are postponing until Monday of next week. Good luck
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Friends are telling me food and water are not an issue but building supplies are. Roofing materials, windows, doors, electrical outlets and wire, wood, nails and tools to build with. It’s time to start rebuilding. Most of the women and children are off the island and the men are hungry to start working.
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Guys,

We need an organized effort to check on every Cay in the area. I got a report tonight of a plane that flew into Mores - Hard Bargain and they were rushed by the people there as they have been without food and fresh water for several days. We are concerned about the other small inhabited Cays that may be forgotten by the government in Nassau.

Can we start a list of locations that have been visited/checked on by people on THT so that we know they have been taken care of or if anyone has a contact with the USCG find out if they are checking on each of the Cays.


Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
Guys,

We need an organized effort to check on every Cay in the area. I got a report tonight of a plane that flew into Mores - Hard Bargain and they were rushed by the people there as they have been without food and fresh water for several days. We are concerned about the other small inhabited Cays that may be forgotten by the government in Nassau.

Can we start a list of locations that have been visited/checked on by people on THT so that we know they have been taken care of or if anyone has a contact with the USCG find out if they are checking on each of the Cays.


Thanks.
It's been tough with all the false rumors flying around. I just saw video on the local news of multiple peaceful/thankful plane deliveries from an outfit from Lantana to the Mores. The locals said if it weren't for the USA they couldn't provide for their recent population growth from 600 to 1600.
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
Guys,

We need an organized effort to check on every Cay in the area. I got a report tonight of a plane that flew into Mores - Hard Bargain and they were rushed by the people there as they have been without food and fresh water for several days. We are concerned about the other small inhabited Cays that may be forgotten by the government in Nassau.

Can we start a list of locations that have been visited/checked on by people on THT so that we know they have been taken care of or if anyone has a contact with the USCG find out if they are checking on each of the Cays.


Thanks.
This will be very difficult, this is one of the main reasons when first ground crews get into a damaged zone they start setting up outposts or staging areas. Those that cannot for whatever reason make it to these locations get air support priority.

We where first responders to Banda Aceh Indonesia after the tsunami in '04. We flew rice/water into as many locations as we could with as many aircraft as we could. Our intitial staging areas that we landed man power was the air fields (to clear) and in other strategic areas. All other areas we flew sortes into to drop off supplies for the people. Each and every location we arrived at was just as you described, sick, injured, scared, and starved individuals swarming the helicopters that arrived. Now we also had to fly in with a few more people each trip to keep the people away from the aircraft because they didn't understand the danger a tail rotor or rotor head presented, they where desperate.

I applaud the responders efforts and wish you all luck, hope you guys get enough support to reach each isolated location.
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Nice.I bet a little beer would be a welcome sight for those folks.
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[QUOTE=Lu 1967;12918619]Nice.I bet a little beer would be a welcome sight for those folks.[/QUOTE

Seriously. Anyone heading over, beers, McDonald's burgers, KFC and packages of BUBBA Burgers. Always a welcomed gift when we clear customs!
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Originally Posted by flyboycj84 View Post
Where are the evacuees going?
From what I can gather as of now.
From Abaco:
5,500 plus to Nassau
600 + to Spanish Wells
400+ to Eluthra
To the US ??

From GB:
3000+ to USA
1200 + to Nassau
At the moment NEMA has only 50 dead (this is a totally incorrect number!) and 2500+ missing

As you can imagine the numbers on all of these are probably higher and changing all the time.

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