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Maria knocks out Montserrat’s electricity


Posted in: Regional News | 20 September 2017 | 132

    Montserrat following the passage of Hurricane Maria
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    Montserrat following the passage of Hurricane Maria

    Montserrat’s National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) Press Statement

    The National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) has issued a “ partial all clear” for Montserrat with immediate effect.

    This means that only essential services are allowed on the roads to ensure works are carried expeditiously to clear all roads and restore essential services island wide.

    Electricity is off island wide and most of the road network across the island have been affected by downed trees and power lines as well as other loose debris especially in the north from Cudjoe Head to Look Out. Also, some areas are still impassable and dangerous.

    Emergency Service Crews are currently carrying out assessments to ensure that all roads are safe and vital services are restored.

    Her Excellency, Governor Elizabeth Carriere and the Honourable Deputy Governor Lyndell Simpson have announced that all Government offices will remain closed until further notice, with the exception of essential services.
    However, Senior officials in each department will ask staff to report to work according to the specific needs of their departments.

    All private and public schools will remain closed for the rest of the week.

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