It’s difficult to articulate what has transpired in the last two weeks of my family’s life since Dorian’s wrath hit my hometown of Treasure Cay. While we fared better than most, we have also experienced great loss. Our beloved canal house (photo) is completely destroyed; my dad’s fishing boat, the “OK” was flipped upside down across the canal; my brother’s home is roofless and has sustained tremendous water damage; and lastly, our little two bedroom home lost part of the roof and has also sustained a lot of water damage. This little home, which has become an open house to anyone that needs a bed (rescue workers, medics and other family friends) or a meal, has been command central for our rebuilding efforts. My parents have not left Treasure Cay since this all has transpired and have been tirelessly working on putting our home back together again. My brother, who was instrumental in getting information out of Treasure Cay and ensuring everyone’s safety in the days right after Dorian, had to be evacuated a week after the storm. He was given the all clear after a hospital visit and is now recovering in FL. He has continued helping with relief efforts and has been taking care of family and friends that have arrived in FL from Abaco.
If you know my family, you know how hard it is for us to ask for or to accept any kind of help... but unfortunately, we have come to a point where we no longer can rebuild all of it on our own. Through all of this, the one thing that can be said of my parents, Hank and Andrea, as well as my brother, Christoph, is that they are the backbone of Treasure Cay and have all shown strength beyond measure. They make me proud to be an Albury as well as a Bahamian (with a touch of German).
Please note that our long time family friend and US citizen, Susan Slaff , will be assisting with retrieving funds and ensuring my parents and brother receive these ASAP. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.