Fort Lauderdale airline sends planes filled with supplies to Hurricane Matthew victims in the Bahamas

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Fort Lauderdale-based airline is doing its part to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew in the islands of the Bahamas.

Tropic Ocean Airways has sent multiple planes out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport stocked with relief supplies for people living in the island of Andros and for people living in Freeport, on Grand Bahama island.

Over the last few days, more than 14,000 pounds of food and water has been delivered.

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“We were the first ones on the ground in the west to survey some of the damage,” said a company official. “We’ve been working closely with the Bahamian government to make sure these smaller communities that are far away from Nassau are getting the aid they need in the next few days.”

Hurricane Matthew pounded the Bahamas for an entire day with relentless rain and wind. The destruction and flooding caused widespread damage. Thankfully, there have been no reports of any deaths in the Bahamas.

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