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Top Spanish chef feeds Hurricane Dorian victims
By thinkSPAIN Team Mon, Sep 2, 2019
CELEBRITY Spanish chef José Andrés is in the Bahamas with his charity World Central Kitchen setting up shelters and makeshift kitchens, and cooking meals, for evacuees.
Rain-soaked, wind-blown and shouting to be heard above the 295-kilometre (183mph) gusts, the top culinary expert who turned down a lucrative Trump Towers contract in protest over the US president's anti-Latin comments filmed himself yesterday (Sunday) after arriving in the Caribbean archipelago.
Battered by Hurricane Dorian – which has reached the maximum of level 5 on the Saffir Simpson Scale and is fast heading for the State of Florida – the Bahamas islands are suffering the most dangerous cyclone this 'windy season' and thousands have been forced to flee their homes, which may or may not be there when they return.
Dorian struck the Ábaco Islands on Sunday and was expected to move to Grand Bahama today (Monday) before hitting Florida.
José Andrés says he is safe, despite the extreme gales, as he is 130 kilometres away from the eye of the storm.
“We at World Central Kitchen are 80 miles from the Hurricane Dorian eye and feeling this! Imagine what the people of Ábaco and Grand Bahama will experience! Bahamas government will need major help! Florida should also get ready for major winds!” Andrés tweeted, captioning his video.
“How de we organise a response in Bahamas?” he asked, referring his followers to a map with 'pins' running from north to south.
“World Central Kitchen has kitchens ready to go and shelters mapped out. If kitchens are destroyed, we build one and cook in big paella pans!”
US-based Andrés, who has several famous eateries across the country, helped out Puerto Rico in 2017 when Hurricane María destroyed the island and left thousands dead, and also dished up food to the earthquake victims in Haïti in 2010.
He also served up meals to a long queue of government employees in Washington DC during the Trump shutdown, which led to staff not being paid for weeks.
More recently, Andrés offered a job to a dinner lady who was fired for giving a meal to a schoolboy whose family could not afford to pay for it – even though he brought the money in the next day.
Andrés, nominated one of Time magazine's Top 100 World's Most Influential People, set up his anti-poverty charity World Central Kitchen along with his wife, and dishes up meals where they are most needed.
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