Its been quite an eventfull christmas day in SVG ...with tragedy the order of the day here is an official release detailing some important information.
PROVIDED WITH SHELTER: 62
The Central Water and Sewerage Authority are continuing its assessment in the Vermont and impacted areas. Fifty percent of consumers are without pipe borne water and it is expected that residents between Layou and Prospect will be without water at least until Saturday. The CWSA will continue to provide updates as assessment and repairs continue.
7. ESTIMATED DAMAGE TO HOUSING:
NUMBER DESTROYED: 9
NUMBER DAMAGED: 15
As assessments continue, estimated damage numbers are expected to increase.
Damage to Infrastructure
Several communities remain cut-off due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. Vehicular traffic cannot enter or leave the North Windward community of Sandy Bay, and several blockages from landslides are preventing access to communities in North Leeward. The Caratal bridge is damaged, and a Bailey by-pass bridge in Colonarie was washed away.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACTIONS TAKEN SO FAR:
a. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has provided, sleeping bags, comfort kits and jerry cans to those affected The
Ministry of Transport and Works have commenced the initial damage assessment process to accessible areas.
b. The Ministry of Education activated its Emergency Shelter Committee. Two emergency shelters have been activated in Buccament and Chateaubelair.
c. Temporary measures on the Caratal bridge will allow single lane access to vehicular traffic this evening.
d. The Ministry of Health has conducted several emergency meetings with the Health Emergency Committee. The pediatric, male medical, maternity (delivery), and the neonatal
intensive care units have been temporary relocated as clean- up operations continue. The physo-social support team led by the Ministry of Health is providing support to those persons injured from this event.
e. The Roads Building and General Services Authority (BRAGSA), Ministry of Transport and Works and the Forestry Department continue their road clearing operations.
f. The Acting Prime Minister – Hon Girlyn Miguel, Director of NEMO – Mr. Howie Prince and other Government Officials visited affected areas today on the Leeward side as far as Belle Isle and Georgetown on the Windward side.
g. The SVG Red Cross Society was distributing jerry cans in affected areas.
h. The E. T. Joshua Airport has reopened.
i. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) remains partially activated.
LIST OF MOST URGENT REQUIREMENTS: (SPECIFY TYPE AND QUANTITY):
Housing, Food, Water
See attached some Photos of some of the destruction caused.
Please pray for our country.
Colvin " Koolkidd" Harry
Programme Manager (Ag.)
National Broadcasting Corporation of St Vincent and the Grenadines
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