Hurricane Harvey & Irma Update

The catastrophic rampages of Hurricane Harvey and  Hurricane Irma have left many displaced and in need.  We will do our best to update on the conditions of the areas and the business affected by the recent hurricanes.  If your business has been impacted, please send us your status and assistance needed so we can share with our readers. [email protected]

Our Thoughts & Best Wishes go out to all affected.

Areas & Business Impacted by Hurricanes

Supplied by DEMA (Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association) 14 Sept, 2017

Following is a list of Areas that have been impacted by the recent Hurricanes.

Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

Counties in Texas:
Aransas, Austin, Bee, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson.

Parishes in Louisiana:
Allen, Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, and Vernon.

Impacted by Hurricane Irma:

Alabama

Anguilla

Antigua

Bahamas

Barbuda

British Virgin Islands

Cuba

Culebra

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Florida

Georgia

Guadeloupe

Haiti

Mole

Montserrat

Nevis

Puerto Rico

Saba

Sint Maarten

South Carolina

St. Barthelemy

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts

St. Martin

St. Nicholas

Turks & Caicos Islands

US Virgin Islands

Vieques

How to HELP victims of Hurricanes

The catastrophic rampages of Hurricane Harvey and Irma have left many displaced and in need.

Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented severe flooding in Houston and other areas in Texas, damaging thousands of homes and communities.

Hurricane Irma caused similar devastation in Florida and in the Caribbean.

If you would like to help those affected by the hurricanes, here’s what you should keep in mind.

How to SAVE your pets life during a Natural Disaster

Dr. Brian Beale of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists gives tips on how to keep your pets safe from natural disasters.

To help keep your pets safe, follow these 5 guidelines:

1. Microchip and register your pets
2. Have collars with the pet’s name, owner’s name, address, and phone number
3. Keep photos of your pets
4. Note any distinguishing marks
5. Keep complete medical records

Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina to Reopen After Hurricane Irma

21 September 2017 – Alice Town, Bimini – After conducting an extensive assessment of their
property in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina is pleased to
announce they will be open and fully operational by Friday, September 29, 2017. The resort’s
signature restaurant, Bimini Big Game Club Bar & Grill, will open with a limited menu on
September 21, 2017. The property’s onsite dive partner, Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center,
fared well during the storm and is already open for business.

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DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by Both Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria

**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 **

19 September 2017 – DEMA’s Disaster Assistance Program was first created in 2004 and has been used when DEMA-Member companies are impacted by natural disasters which may interfere with their ability to promote their businesses, products, services and destinations. As funds are limited, DEMA has earmarked them specifically for DEMA-Member companies who plan to exhibit or buy at DEMA Show 2017 and have been negatively impacted by these large storms. Funds will be provided to Exhibitors in the affected areas based on their exhibit size and to Buyers in the impacted areas who attend DEMA Show and stay in a DEMA block hotel.

Exhibitors from the areas indicated below are eligible to apply for the funds to help them exhibit at this year’s Show. Buyers who plan to attend DEMA Show can also apply for funds to assist in covering hotel costs while staying onsite at DEMA Show.

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DIVE PROVO, TURK & CAICOS: ADIOS IRMA

18 September 2017 – Dive Provo would like to thank all in the dive travel community who have been reaching out with a show of concern and support.
They are pleased to report that all of the staff and safe and sound. Also that electricity has been restored to the Dive Shop at the Ports of Call, which was undamaged. The boats all have minor damage only, and once they have power at the marinas, they will have them fixed quickly.
The island faired very well, and the majority of the hotels in Grace Bay are undamaged.  Clean up is well underway and power and water are on in the more populated areas.
The sea is already calm and blue again and the sun is beating down. Grace Bay beach and Long Bay beach are just as beautiful, in fact it is likely that more sand has been added!

Dive Provo will be continuously posting updates of progress on their website and Facebook page, so please stay tuned! You can also contact them at [email protected] for additional information

CANE BAY DIVE SHOP, ST CROIX Alive & Well After Irma                      

14 Sept, 2017 – Cane Bay Dive shop & St. Croix going strong in the aftermath of Irma.

Working tirelessly as a staging hun for rescue & relief efforts for all points across the Caribbean, shop owners Hal & Suzanne Rosbach are ready, willing & able to receive travelers.
Can Bay Dive Shop is proud to Champion the brave people & dedicated businesses of the Virgin Islands, & the surrounding Caribbean Islands. CONTACT [email protected]

DEMA Activates Disaster Assistance Program To Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 **

31 August 2017 – The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) announced on August 31, 2017 that the DEMA Board of Directors has approved the activation of the Disaster Assistance Program to assist DEMA-Member Show Exhibitors and Buyers impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

 

DEMA’s Disaster Assistance Program was first created in 2004 and has been used when DEMA-Member companies are impacted by natural disasters which may interfere with their ability to promote their businesses, products, services and destinations. As funds are limited, in this instance, DEMA has earmarked them specifically for DEMA-Member companies who planned to exhibit or buy at DEMA Show 2017 and  were negatively impacted by this large storm. Funds are provided to Exhibitors in the affected areas based on their exhibit size and to Buyers in the impacted areas who attend DEMA Show and stay in a DEMA block hotel.

Exhibitors from the areas indicated below are eligible to apply for the funds to help them exhibit at this year’s Show. Buyers who planned to attend DEMA Show can also apply for funds to assist in staying onsite at DEMA Show.

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