Thursday, November 1, 2012

After the Storm

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy —Grand Bahama residents and businesses who experienced heavy flooding at the airport, along parts of Queen's Highway, Queen’s Cove, Bahamia, Lincoln Green 1 and 2, Derby, Pine Bay, Windermere, and places along the eastern end of the island—as well as to our friends and part-time warm winter residents in the United States who felt the full brunt of the superstorm.

As of today, GB Power reports that 98% of island residents have power fully restored. Water is back on and internet/cable service has been reconnected in all but a few areas. The international airport has re-opened; the extensive damage to the domestic airport will take longer to rebuild. Landscaping clean-up efforts continue.

In a storm, everyone pitches in. The Grand Bahama Rotary Clubs worked together at their shared emergency water processing center to fill and distribute gallon jugs of water to areas hardest hit.

Rotarians and their families help out at the GB Emergency Rotary Water Plant 
Big thanks to the command centre teams of NEMA and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Grand Bahama Power repair crews, City Management, GBPA’s Building/Development Department, ZNS, and scores of volunteers and selfless everyday heroes.

Here’s wishing everyone affected by this exceptionally severe weather system a speedy recovery and a better-than-ever bounce back. 

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