(CMR) Caribbean Utilities Company provided an early Wednesday morning update sharing that there was no significant damage to North Sound Road Power Plant. They will focus on restoring power to critical service as provided by the National Emergency Operations Committee (NEOC).
However, 21 or 25 power line feeders remain off. The feeders that supply the southern end of West Bay, Central George Town and Industrial Park areas remain on including the George Town water and sewer plant and airport. The George Town hospital remains off.
Once conditions are deemed safe CUC crews will begin inspection of the damage to determine the restoration times and inform customers. Restoration of critical services as provided by NEOC and the government will be prioritized.
The vast majority of CUC customers around the island were without power during the height of the storm after 5:00 a.m. Many areas of the island have sustained down trees and flooding.
CUC maintains a comprehensive year-round preparation program to guarantee its readiness for hurricanes and other natural disasters. The Company's principal disaster preparation objectives are twofold: to ensure that all practical precautions are taken in advance to minimize, prevent and protect against the risk of injury to staff and loss or damage to CUC's property during a hurricane; and to ensure that a predetermined plan exists for the restoration of electricity in a post-hurricane situation.