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 Organisation 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 have also flown over many 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.
“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.”
“Please join me in praying for everyone affected by this hurricane, and for our teams as we respond in Jesus’ Name.”