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Utility woes, business relief after storm


Utility woes, business relief after storm

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Power and water, the two most important utilities to people following bad weather, are still being restored in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Dorian.

Though not much damage was done Monday night, many customers of both the Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) were taken off the national grid, some deliberately, some as a result of the storm itself.

Up to press time last night, the BL&P reported that only a few individual customers remained offline, but that workers would be attempting to repair all faults over the next 24 hours.

“The faults were related to fallen trees, downed lines and blown fuses. For safety reasons, we were unable to respond to some of these faults during the worst of the weather, but as soon as we could safely dispatch our teams, we did,” the company stated. “By 5:20 p.m. all major outages had been restored with only a few individual customers left to be resolved.” (BA/SC)

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