NAMPA — Four local people are on their way to help provide relief to people who are being affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The local organization, Mission Aviation Fellowship transports medicine, food, and clean water projects to hard to reach disaster areas by plane.
Staff will arrive in the Bahamas tonight and there is a possibility they will send more if needed. They have these supplies and resources ready to go anytime they need to leave at a moment's notice.
The disaster relief responders also have to take their own safety and needs in to account.
"What we're expecting is no food, no water and when we deploy, we bring our own supply of food and water so that we are not dependent on others. We bring tents. We bring sleeping bags. We plan to camp out and sometimes that's what happens for weeks at a time. We may be in a small tent and that's just the way it is,"
They anticipate to have staff down there for three to four week, but that can always change.