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How Can We Help the People of Bahamas

Leos and My Fellow Lions over the last week we have watched the development of Tropical Storm Dorian into Hurricane Dorian

God answered our prayers and the Lions in District 60 B and their family were for the most part unharmed as it passed as a Tropical Storm.

Since Friday I watched with trepidation and growing concern as Dorian developed into the most powerful cyclone to strike the Caribbean in modern times. We are aware from news reports it hit Great Abaco Island on Sunday and that there has been massive damage to housing and the loss of life. NOAA predicts a prolonged period of catastrophic wind and storm surge on Grand Bahama Island today and into tonight. Unfortunately the cyclone is moving very slowly.

Please continue to pray for the people of the Bahamas and United States that are in the path of this monster storm.

I have been pondering on what we can do in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian for our Sisters and Brothers in the Bahamas. I am suggesting that our most productive and effective response is to support the recovery efforts that will be undertaken by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). CDEMA is the regional disaster management body of the Caribbean Community. Its role is to be facilitator, driver, coordinator and motivating force to the promotion and engineering of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in all the participating states.

CDEMA is currently still gathering information but I would ask through our Region and Zones Chairspersons we collaborate to organise our efforts in a coordinated manner once details of what is needed becomes available as well as how we can channel our contributions to the recovery effort.

Your in service
Lion Denise

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