ATLANTA — While Hurricane Dorian may have moved on from the Bahamas, the destruction left behind in the storm's wake is just beginning to be realized. 

The storm - a catastrophic category 5 hurricane when it made landfall Sept. 1 in Abaco - left the northern islands of the Bahamas virtually wiped out.

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Now, attention is turning to the long journey of rebuilding lives and the island.

Celebrities like Rihanna, cruise lines and other corporations with connections to the Bahamas have all stepped up to offer donations to the relief effort. Here in metro Atlanta, the public is also answering the call to help. 

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Here are some of the supplies needed, and locations where they can be dropped off.*


  • Bottled water
  • Tool kits
  • Flashlights
  • Dish soap
  • Batteries (especially D)
  • Paper towels, tissue, toilet paper
  • Manual can openers
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Disinfectant supplies/bleach
  • Garbage bags
  • Food storage bags
  • Disposable cups, plates and utensils
  • Disposal cameras
  • Face/dust masks
  • Gas containers
  • Generators
  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Masking tape/marking pens
  • Power strips and extension cords
  • Zip ties
  • Rubber bands
  • Wheel barrels
  • Buckets
  • Boxes/packing tape
  • First aid kits
  • Adhesive bandages, gauze and tape
  • Antibacterial ointments
  • Acetaminophen, aspirin
  • Rubbing alcohol and peroxide
  • Canned food/ready-to-eat soups
  • Packaged foods
  • Clothing
  • Baby supplies - diapers, food, formula, etc.
  • Personal hygiene products - deodorant, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizers, razors and shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner, soaps, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, sunscreen, eye drops, brushes, hair ties 
  • Towels and bed sheets

RELATED: How to help those in the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian


DeKalb County

Sheriff's Office
4425 Memorial Dr.
Jail lobby

Tax Commissioner's Office
4380 Memorial Dr.
Dealer lobby

Clerk of Superior Court
556 N. McDonough St.
Room G-140

Calabash Alley Restaurant
2122 Candler Rd.
Decatur, GA

Rockdale County

The Pampered Puppy
953 South Main St. NE
Conyers, GA

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*This list will be updated as more locations and supplies are added.