Transport and travel
Flights to and from destinations in the hurricane’s path have been canceled and delayed.
While it’s worth bearing in mind these flights could be canceled for any reason, most are likely due to the disruption caused by the storm.
Looking forward, airlines have canceled 338 flights tomorrow in the US.
Nassau Airport in Bahamas confirmed it’s open Monday, clarifying that schedules may vary due to the storm. Bahamas International Airport in Newport currently has no updates, likely because of communication issues.
In Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando Melbourne and Palm Beach International airports are set to close at noon local time today.
Many hotels in the region have been boarded up and travelers have been evacuated to temporary shelters.
The IFRC report states that Dorian has damaged as many as 13,000 houses. In the first wave of the Bahamas Red Cross response, about 500 local families will receive emergency shelter assistance, supplied with tarpaulins, blankets, kitchen sets, and solar cell phone chargers.
There will likely be further relief over the coming week: the American Red Cross says 19 million people live in areas across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina that could be impacted by the storm in the upcoming days.
Andres said on September 1 that the nonprofit has not yet been able to confirm whether or not this offer still stands, due to communication issues.
Disney under scrutiny
Some of Disney Cruise Line’s passengers became concerned when they learned that some Disney employees remained on Castaway Cay, the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas.
“We are in regular contact with island leadership, who is making sure our Crew is well taken care of in our storm shelter, which is designed for these types of situations and has restrooms, power and is well stocked with food and water,’ the company said.
“Our thoughts are with the people in areas of The Bahamas that are being impacted by this storm and we stand ready to contribute to recovery efforts.”