Chef José Andrés travels to Bahamas to help with Dorian relief
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Celebrity Chef José Andrés said on Sunday that he has arrived in the Bahamas and his charity has “kitchens ready to go and shelters mapped out” after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the region earlier in the morning.


Andrés shared footage of himself in the Bahamas, where he said he was roughly 80 miles away from the eye of the Category 5 storm. 

"Let's pray for everybody in Abaco and Grand Bahamas," Andrés said in the video as winds from the storm raged on in the background.

The National Hurricane Center said that the hurricane transformed into a Category 5 storm shortly before it touched down in the Bahamas on Sunday morning. The center said that the storm had sustained winds of 185 miles per hour with wind gusts surpassing 220 miles per hour. 

Andrés said he and members from his charity, the World Central Kitchen, were “just on the edge” of the storm “but safe” on Sunday morning. He added that he and his team were meeting with local officials in the region “to help coordinate feeding response.”

He also shared a map of the locations he said his team will be working from to help support relief efforts in the region.

“If kitchens are destroyed, we build one and cook in big paella pans!” he added.