Local shipping company sending supplies to Bahamas in wake of hurricane

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida-based company is sending supplies to the Bahamas, days after the islands were battered by Hurricane Matthew.

SEACOR Island Lines filled tractor trailers with goods and loaded them onto cargo ships at a port in Dania Beach, Saturday. Water, food, generators and other supplies are making their way to residents who were hit hard by the storm.

SEACOR CEO Mike LaFleur said he is committed to continue lending a helping hand to those affected by the powerful storm. “We’ve been working around the clock to make sure we’re open to receive some cargo,” he said. “We’ve sent five boats out already [Saturday], and we’re loading the sixth here, so we can send relief cargo.”

LaFleur said they are stepping up relief efforts after, forecasters said, Hurricane Matthew could loop back and hit the Bahamas again, sometime next week.

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