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Chef José Andrés Is in the Bahamas, 'Ready' to Help After Dorian

Andrés' relief organization World Central Kitchen is expected to provide relief to people in the Bahamas in the aftermath of the hurricane

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    DC Chef José Andrés in Bahamas to Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian

    Celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés is among those rushing toward danger to help those in need. He and his team are preparing to feed thousands of people in the storm's path. (Published Monday, Sept. 2, 2019)

    Famous D.C. chef and restaurateur José Andrés is in the Bahamas as his charity gears up to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

    Andrés posted a video on Twitter around the time that the Dorian, then a Category 5 storm, began battering northwestern islands with lashing rain and winds up to 185 mph.

    "Let's pray for everybody in Abaco and Grand Bahamas," he said. Those two areas in line to get the worst of "catastrophic conditions" from the massive storm.

    Although the chef said he was about 80 miles away from the eye of the hurricane, Andrés' video shows him weathering extreme conditions.

    Andrés' relief organization World Central Kitchen is expected to bring food to affected areas once the hurricane has moved north. The organization said it's ready to respond from several kitchens across the islands and will bring in a  team from Florida if needed.

    "If kitchens are destroyed, we build one and cook in big paella pans," Andrés said on Twitter.

    World Central Kitchen also served meals in Puerto Rico for months after devastating Hurricane Maria and in D.C. in January, when the government shut down for weeks.