They do but they also have headcount to staff ratios that they must adhere to. They will likely send in a floating hospital ship and keep it offshore. They will likely send in empty cruise ships to pull survivors off. I can tell you our experience through a devastating hurricane is heartbreaking. My daughter (age 25 at the time and a grad student at UVI) rode out Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas (2017). They closed the airport 3 days in advance and no one could get out. It was so devastating that when a ship brought the troops 2 days afterward, they literally walked up on Brewers Beach as if they were storming the island. She just stood in awe sobbing, barely choking out thank you to every marine who walked by her. She had been surviving with no power or water, no police force, robberies, floating bodies, dead friends, etc. She had had very little food because of food allergies. The military rations they handed out, she couldn't eat. It just so happened that the box I shipped her with snacks, had arrived the day before Irma hit. Her story of survival and getting off that island is nothing short of miraculous. I'm sending up some earnest prayers for these Bahamian people. I am also watching how their government responds because God know the US could certainly learn a thing or two!!!