BOSTON/FORT LAUDERDALE: September 13, 2019. Catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company says the cost to insurers of Hurricane Dorian is expected to be US$5.23 billion.
Meanwhile, salvage and emergency response company Resolve Marine Group has delivered a water purifying plant to Freeport, Grand Bahama capable of producing 5,000 gallons a day.
The water plant’s distribution process is expected to reduce the reliance on water in plastic bottles, lessening waste throughout the Bahamas.
While Dorian was still active Resolve deployed a drone and helicopter aerial survey team to assess critical infrastructure needs and provide impact documentation to clients, partners and governmental agencies.
The resulting hydrographic and aerial surveys enabled the Port of Freeport to reopen for emergency traffic quickly once Hurricane Dorian had cleared the area.
Resolve says it will continue operating throughout the Bahamas chain in support of relief efforts wherever feasible, potentially transporting food, supplies, and materials needed in the hard-hit communities.
The company’s humanitarian subsidiary, Mission Resolve, has already provided resources for humanitarian support, offering aid workers temporary housing and support services where possible. “We have been through so many of these disasters being one of the first teams to respond; therefore, we did not need to wait for the calls for help, we knew what to expect,” said Joe Farrell, Resolve president and CEO.
“We began immediate response planning knowing that our smallest actions would alleviate the suffering of many. The Resolve Marine Group and Mission Resolve have been fortunate to have so many private partners and assets reach out to us as we move forward in the Bahamas’ recovery,” he added.