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A Special Post-Hurricane Thank You from the Grand Bahama Port Authority
Nov 1, 2012 - 1:55:05 AM

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We are grateful to the Command Centre teams of NEMA and GBPA and to our City Management and rescue workers, who braved the high winds and rain of Hurricane Sandy to ensure the safety of persons trapped by rising flood waters, downed power lines or fallen trees and debris. We acknowledge and applaud your selfless acts of courage and dedication to the community. Restoration efforts are ongoing, and we encourage you to continue to alert us of matters requiring immediate attention with respect to downed trees; storm debris blocking roadways or streets; loss of water; missing street signage; and major road damage. GBPA’s City Management Help Line is operational 24 hours a day at 352-2000 to receive and address these reports, as a matter of priority.

The island sustained damage from significant flooding, but recovery and clean-up efforts island-wide, have achieved full restoration of water supply, telecommunications, reopening of the Airport and reinstatement of power for more than 90% of the island where safely possible. GBPA and GB Power teams are diligently working to restore electricity to homes and businesses with the utmost urgency; isolating only those which raise safety concerns for the occupants and general public. We ask your continued patience as every effort is being made to ensure the full resumption of all services.

As we are now seeing, Grand Bahama fared exceptionally well during one of the most complex and potentially dangerous weather systems ever to be recorded, thanks to Government Agencies, all industry partners such as Hutchison Whampoa, GB Power, GB Utility, Sanitation Services and GBPA City Management teams as well as the residents of all communities. Please continue to be safe and vigilant during this post-hurricane period.

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