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For three days now, ... planes bearing everything from bottled water to electric generators have landed on the hard-hit Bahamian islands, signaling an outpouring of help from South Florida.
But in some cases, the help caught Bahamian Customs officials, who are waiving duty tariffs on disaster relief, off guard.
Several ambitious donors in private planes have showed up unannounced in remote airports, said Franklyn Rolle, Bahamian consul general in Miami.
On Friday, the Bahamian government said it would require relief flights to use one of three airports set up to accept aid -- or pilots would have to pay the normal customs duty.
How to contribute
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The government has set up relief airstrips on Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay in the Abacos and at Governor's Harbour on Eleuthera island, Rolle said. Additional airports for relief aid may be opened in the coming days. ..... On Friday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yachting association said it would join the relief effort.
Also on Friday, Gulfstream International Airlines sent 6,000 pounds of bottled water, baby food, and canned vegetables to the Abacos from Fort Lauderdale aboard a passenger propeller plane that had been stripped of its seats for the emergency service.
The company that generally flies tourists and businesspeople to the Bahamas diverted one of its planes after Floyd struck, said Wendy Clements, marketing vice president.
"We're doing what we can to help," she said.