|Lamp post destroyed|
We heard on the news today that Bahamas Power and Light has restored power to 80% of their customers on
New Providence and that they expect full restoration by
the end of this week. Great Harbour Cay apparently has had 90% of their power
restored and North and Central Andros 50%.
Some children will sadly be without uniform after homes have been destroyed or damaged and personal belongings lost, so the Ministry of Education has asked teachers to exercise leniency with this. Also, they are trying to provide uniforms for those school children who have lost theirs.
The news announcer stated that there were thunderstorms during Hurricane Matthew. One house was hit by lightening and the roof caught fire.
I spoke to someone on
Grand Bahama yesterday and he said he expects power to be
restored to his office by the end of this week. Other reports are that many
people on that island will have to wait weeks for restoration by the Grand
Bahama Power Company.
There is so much suffering here in The Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Matthew.